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HSA marks International Women's Day on 8th of March Dorothy Sidley feature image

HSA marks International Women's Day on 8th of March Dorothy Sidley

07 March 2019

The HSA marks International Women’s Day by sharing the stories of two pioneering women who not only made a lasting impact in animal welfare but led the way for generations of women scientists and veterinarians to come. 

The volunteer who dedicated her life to animal welfare

“No food or water was provided.  There is a water trough in the central avenue but the animals were driven past it.  I saw only one cow get a drink throughout the day”

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HSA marks International Women’s Day on 8th of March Violet Wood

07 March 2019

The woman who travelled the world to help animals

Our special thanks…to our wonderful secretary in London, Miss Violet Wood, whose work for the better treatment of animals in foreign countries is now so well known.” From the Council minutes 1928.

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Fish welfare at slaughter

13 February 2019

Fish behave in a manner that suggests high levels of awareness and intelligence and research indicates that fish may experience pain. It is important that consumers are made aware of this and of the availability of products made from fish which are assured/certified to have been slaughtered more humanely.” HSA’s Chief Executive & Scientific Director Dr Robert Hubrecht.

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Welfare of Pigs at Slaughter

10 January 2019

Find out more about one of the current projects that the charity is undertaking to find a potentially more humane way of stunning pigs using a Low Atmospheric Pressure System (LAPS).

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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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