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HSA Seminar - Wednesday 9th October 2019

Animal Welfare At Slaughter – Hot Topics 2019

The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is holding a one-day seminar for the meat and livestock industry entitled “Animal Welfare at Slaughter – Hot Topics 2019”.

The seminar is aimed at all those associated with animal welfare at slaughter, eg animal welfare officers, veterinary surgeons, meat inspectors, food business operators, slaughter personnel, lairage workers, enforcement officers and legislators.

Speakers from the legislature, industry, enforcement, research, certification and training bodies will inform the assembly of their experiences in the chosen areas. The presentations will be followed by a discussion, chaired by Steve Wotton (previously University of Bristol), during which delegates will be encouraged to share their views on the topics presented, in addition to questioning the speakers.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Collin Willson Food Standards Agency (FSA)
    Update on CCTV in English abattoirs following 2018 legislation
  • Claire White University of Bristol
    ‘Demonstration of life’ framework for Halal certification in conjunction with pre-slaughter electrical stunning
  • Dorothy McKeegan University of Glasgow
    Advances in research and development of Low Atmospheric Pressure Stunning (LAPS) for poultry and pigs
  • Randall Bock Bock Industries Ltd
    Measuring the velocity of captive-bolt devices during use
  • Andy Grist University of Bristol
    Killing neonatal lambs, kids and piglets on-farm
  • Jessica Martin University of Edinburgh and Julian Sparrey Livetec Systems Ltd
    Development of novel method for enhanced neck-dislocation of poultry
  • Awal Fuseini University of Bristol
    PhD progress report: A novel method of cattle stunning for Halal slaughter
  • Carlos Rebelo Royal Veterinary College
    PhD progress report: Improvements to head-only stunning of turkeys
  • Richard Aram Defra
    Regulations for seasonal poultry slaughter in the UK

The HSA Seminar will be held on Wednesday 9th October 2019 in the Donington Suite, at the Jurys Inn, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington DE74 2SH. The day will start at 09.00 for registration and refreshments and will end at 16.30. There will be an hour break for a hot lunch around 12.30. The venue has good disabled and wheelchair access.

Registration costs £95 per delegate, including refreshments and lunch.  To register please download the form below or book on-line using the button below. Places cannot be held without payment. A limited number of subsidised places are available to students and trainees on a first come first served basis, if you are interested in one of these bursaries please contact for further information.

Photos may be taken at the meeting and  used for publicity purposes, but should anyone not wish to be in any photos, they should make themselves and their wishes known to the organisers/photographer.

To Register contact the office on 01582 831919.


Download a Seminar Agenda


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