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HSA Invites applications for the 2016 Humane Slaughter Award

22 September 2015

Very large numbers of farmed livestock are slaughtered daily around the world to provide food and other resources for human benefit. The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) works to improve standards of welfare for food animals during transport, marketing, slaughter, and killing for disease control and welfare reasons.

In order to give recognition to important contributions made in this field and to promote interest in pursuit of further advances, the HSA runs an award scheme for individuals or organisations (anywhere in the world) whose work has resulted in significant advances in the welfare of livestock (eg cattle, sheep, pigs, other mammals, poultry or fish) during slaughter, transport or killing for disease control. The winner will receive an award of £3000.

Winners of the HSA Humane Slaughter Award in recent years include the Danish Meat Research Institute (pictured above receiving the 2015 award), Dr Bert Lambooij of Wageningen University, The Netherlands , the IRTA/UAB Animal Welfare Research Group, Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA)/Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and the Stunning and Slaughter Group of the University of Bristol Veterinary School.

The HSA is keen to receive applications, or nominations of potential candidates from third parties, relating to advances in science or important technological developments that have led or are leading to advances in humane slaughter. The award is for £3,000 and the deadline for the receipt of applications or nominations is 11th December 2015.

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