• HSA Webinar

    HSA Webinar

    The HSA recently held a webinar to highlight the current decline in the network of small- to medium-sized, multi-species abattoirs, and discuss how a reliable supply of locally-produced meat could be achieved practically, while maintaining and improving high standards of animal welfare. 

    Watch the webinar recording
  • Reaching new audiences

    Reaching new audiences

    Virtual presentation reaches a worldwide audience of over 31,000 people as part of the Challenges of Animal Protection and Welfare in the Context of Covid-19 Pandemic seminar

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  • Red Tractor Consultation

    Red Tractor Consultation

    HSA input into Red Tractor’s consultation helps to deliver improvements to pig standards.

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  • HSA Webinar
  • Reaching new audiences
  • Red Tractor Consultation

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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