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Come and see us!

11 November 2021

HSA are exhibiting at the English Winter Fair, at the Bingley Hall, Stafford on the 20th -21st of November 2021.

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Humane Slaughter Association – Statement on the Prospect of a Pig Cull in the UK

14 October 2021

The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is concerned by reports that a cull of pigs in the UK may be necessary because of problems in the abattoir sector which have limited its capacity to slaughter pigs. An on-farm cull poses significant potential challenges to animal welfare, and it is important that the government works with the industry to minimise these risks. The HSA’s extensive expertise in emergency killing is available to all stakeholders and we stand ready to assist with practical advice.

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Humane Slaughter Association Award 2021 – Winner Announced

19 August 2021

The HSA is pleased to announce the winner of its 2021 Humane Slaughter Award: Dr Carmen Gallo, founder of the Animal Welfare Programme at the Universidad Austral de Chile.

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

28 July 2021

The HSA was one of a number of key stakeholders to respond to a Review of Standards consultation led by Red Tractor earlier this year.  As a result of the consultation, the Red Tractor Board has agreed new and revised farm standards for pig welfare which will come into effect from 1st November this year. 

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HSA Webinar

21 April 2021

The HSA is holding a webinar on Wednesday 28th April from 3.00 pm 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 can be achieved practically, while maintaining and improving high standards of animal welfare. 

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Consultations

19 March 2021

The HSA is one of the NGOs regularly asked by Government and other organisations, including industry, to scrutinize and comment on various subjects; the main ones being new legislation, proposed changes to existing legislation and welfare at slaughter standards.  Responding to these consultations is some of the most important work undertaken by the HSA, albeit low-profile compared to other efforts. 

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