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HSA’s Education and Training Courses

12 September 2019

The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) offers independent training and advice on animal welfare matters during transport, marketing and slaughter.  The HSA provides training for establishments of all sizes, ranging from large to small-scale and hobby farmers, slaughter personnel and university students, and uses proven training material based on the latest science and legislative requirements.

The HSA’s education and training activities range from practical training courses for staff from abattoirs and food-processing plants, smallholders and specialist groups, such as veterinarians and enforcement agencies, to lectures for students and talks to local groups interested in food animal welfare. Topics include: modern methods of humane slaughter; on-farm emergency killing; animal welfare in processing plants and livestock markets; on-farm humane slaughter of poultry for small producers; monitoring welfare during transport; firearms training; fish welfare at slaughter and many others to suit specific requirements.

A comprehensive range of publications and training materials, including DVDs, are also produced by the HSA.  These courses are run by qualified personnel, who have both theoretical and practical knowledge of animal slaughter.

The range of education and training services provided by the HSA can be accessed in a brochure available to download from the charity’s website hsa.org.uk.

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