You are here: HomeNews & Events

News & Events

HSA Seminar - WATOK One Year on feature image

HSA Seminar - WATOK One Year on

17 July 2016

The HSA is holding a one-day seminar for the meat and livestock industry entitled “WATOK ONE YEAR ON – Meeting the challenges… Where are we now?”.

Read more

EU Referendum feature image

EU Referendum

24 June 2016

HSA is an international scientific animal welfare organisation but is based within the UK. We do not believe that the UK EU referendum result will have any immediate effects on welfare legislation within the UK. The charity will however be keeping a very close eye on developments. HSA will continue to work to ensure that existing good legislative provisions are maintained and that advances in animal welfare science become incorporated into UK and also international legislation. 

HSA funded research leads tio novel humane device for killing chickens feature image

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.

Read more

HSA offers support to China feature image

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.

Read more

New online guide available feature image

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.

Read more

RTS Scholar Update feature image

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. 

Read more