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An exciting year for the HSA

08 October 2018

The year in review – Annual Report 2017-18 now published

HSA’s Annual Report has now been published and highlights what has been an exhilarating year for the charity. 

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HSA’S CCTV seminar highlights need for clarification and guidance

13 June 2018

Last month, over 100 delegates attended the Humane Slaughter Association’s one day seminar Monitoring animal welfare at slaughter - CCTV and beyond.

One of the key areas highlighted by the seminar was that delegates felt there was a need for some clarification and guidance around the use of CCTV - for example about which types of camera comply with the new legislation.  There was also agreement across the floor that the legislation needed pragmatic implementation during the six month running in period and that it not only offered considerable benefits to animal welfare, but also for the slaughterhouse operator.

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HSA’s Code of Practice for the Disposal of Chicks in Hatcheries referenced

11 June 2018

The HSA’s Code of Practice for the Disposal of Chicks in Hatcheries has been referenced in a new Code of Practice for the Welfare of Laying Hens and Pullets which was laid before Parliament on June 5.

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HSA continues work to improve the welfare of fish, crustaceans and cephalopods at slaughter

13 March 2018

Billions of farmed finfish are slaughtered for human consumption, far greater than any other type of mammal or bird, and many of these fish are not humanely stunned before slaughter.  In addition, many crustaceans (eg crabs and lobsters) and cephalopods (eg octopus, cuttlefish and squid) are slaughtered for food without stunning. What can consumers do? Just like for cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry, there are assurance schemes for fish, certifying that the producer complied with more humane methods of farming and slaughter. 

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CCTV in Slaughterhouses – an update

28 February 2018

On 23 February, legislation to make CCTV cameras mandatory in slaughterhouses in England to safeguard animal welfare came a step closer.  The legislation will come into effect from May this year, at which point businesses will have six months to comply.  

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HSA goes down under

26 January 2018

In February, HSA’s Technical Director Charlie Mason will be travelling to Australia to give two presentations at RSPCA Australia’s Animal Welfare Seminar in Canberra, as well as run a seminar workshop. 

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