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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 or on 01582 831919.

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Dorothy Sidley Memorial Scholarship awarded

18 April 2016

The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has announced the awarding of a Dorothy Sidley Memorial Scholarship to Alexandra Bearman who is currently studying for her BVetMed degree at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC).

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HSA CIO Membership Update

30 March 2016

At the 2015 GM held on 14th October it was agreed to modernise the constitution and to make the HSA into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). The existing governance and management structures will remain the same, and all assets, responsibilities and liabilities of the existing HSA will be moved to the new HSA (CIO). 

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