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HSA funded research leads tio novel humane device for killing chickens

09 June 2016

Dr Jessica Martin, the winner of the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) Centenary Research Training Scholarship (RTS) in 2011, has graduated from the University of Glasgow with her PhD research which aimed to design a mechanical device to humanely kill chickens on-farm.

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HSA offers support to China

09 June 2016

Chinese veterinary staff have started drafting the country’s first welfare standard for the farming and slaughter of livestock and poultry and the HSA has offered to help.

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New online guide available

25 May 2016

The HSA has produced an online guide to electrical waterbath stunning of poultry which is aimed at those who perform various hands-on tasks with live birds as part of the poultry slaughter process and are therefore having a direct impact on the animals’ welfare at that time.

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RTS Scholar Update

20 May 2016

2015 Research Training Scholarship winner Awal Fuseini is working on developing a humane, safe and Halal-compliant method of pre-cut stunning for cattle and has recently had a paper on his project published in Meat Science. 

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Guidance Notes on Electrical Waterbath Stunning of Poultry translated into French

25 April 2016

The HSA’s Guidance Notes No 7 on Electrical Waterbath Stunning of Poultry are now available in French following a request by the French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry.

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Training and welfare

19 April 2016

For news on the latest training and assessments carried out by the HSA, see the Spring Newsletter (link) or, if you are interested in attending or booking a lecture or course, please contact the HSA at info@hsa.org.uk or on 01582 831919.

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