• Opportunity to join the HSA

    Opportunity to join the HSA

    We currently have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to become the new Assistant Scientific Director of the HSA and UFAW. We are seeking a scientist or veterinarian with a keen interest in animal welfare

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  • HSA announces new Chief Executive

    HSA announces new Chief Executive

    The HSA is delighted to announce it has appointed Dr Huw Golledge BSc PhD as the new Chief Executive

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  • Funding Applications Invited

    Funding Applications Invited

    The HSA is inviting applications for this year’s Student/Trainee Dorothy Sidley Memorial Scholarships. To apply and for further information on these and other grants that the HSA offers

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  • Opportunity to join the HSA
  • HSA announces new Chief Executive
  • Funding Applications Invited

The Humane Slaughter Association

The HSA is an independent registered charity. It is the only UK charity concerned exclusively in promoting the humane treatment of all food animals worldwide, including cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, fish and minority species such as deer, in markets, during transport, at slaughter, and killing for welfare reasons and disease control.

It works through research, education, training and technical advances to bring real, practical and lasting improvements in food animal welfare.

Please support the HSA 

HSA’s work relies on your support. Please help us to continue our vital work by clicking on the boxes below and making a donation.

£20 will help us to fund essential research aimed at improving animal welfare beyond the farm gate

£50  enables us to provide hands on education in humane methods of handling and slaughter to improve animal welfare


You can view an introduction to the HSA and its work below.



Below you can view a video that provides information about the welfare of farmed fish at slaughter and explains how consumers can make choices to improve finfish welfare. To view this video in other languages, please see HSA Publications webpage

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