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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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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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Radio 4 Farming Today

12 February 2021

HSA CEO Dr Huw Golledge appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme this morning (12 Feb 2021) to discuss HSA-funded research into Low Atmospheric Pressure Stunning (LAPS), carbon dioxide (CO2) and the continued search for a more humane alternative for stunning pigs.

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Reaching new global audiences

25 January 2021

The HSA’s Technical Director, Charlie Mason, gave a virtual presentation to an audience of over 31,000 people as part of the Challenges of Animal Protection and Welfare in the Context of Covid-19 Pandemic seminar organised by the China Biodiversity Conservation & Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) based in Beijing. 

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