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Presentations and Posters

The deadline for submission of abstracts for oral presentations has now passed, however, we will still consider abstracts from those interested in contributing to the symposium with a poster. Contributions must be related to the theme of recent advances in food animal welfare during:

  • Transport;
  • Marketing;
  • Slaughter or Killing.

Please submit a provisional title and abstract to the HSA, along with your full contact details. Abstracts may be submitted by email to:

Guidance on formatting abstracts


Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers confirmed for the HSA International Symposium 2015 are:

HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein 

We are honoured that HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein will speak at the symposium, presenting the work of the Princess Alia Foundation to improve animal welfare at slaughter in Jordan, including promotion of pre-slaughter stunning.

Prof Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton Professor and Director of the Center for Food Animal Wellbeing at the University of Arkansas

From Idea to Reality: The Development of the Low Atmosphere Stunning System;

Dr Mara Miele Reader at the Cardiff School of Planning and Geography

Making slaughter of livestock acceptable to the consumer: how science, technology and religion affect the public debate about slaughtering practices;

Mr Tozie Zokufa Program Manager for Africa at Humane Society International and Chairman of PAAWA

Humane Slaughter: Is Africa there yet? Challenges and Opportunities;

Dr Denis Simonin Animal Welfare Unit at the European Commission

The European Commission’s work to improve food animal welfare at slaughter.

Speakers at the HSA International Symposium 2011 included Professor Temple Grandin on animal welfare auditing, Dr Craig Johnson on pain perception at slaughter, and Jia Zili on the ASPRI/WSPA humane slaughter programme in China. The event, held at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, attracted over 250 delegates from all parts of the world.


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