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Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) invites applications for its 2021 Humane Slaughter Award

28 October 2020

Nominations are now open for the Humane Slaughter Association’s prestigious 2021 Humane Slaughter Award for significant advances in the humane treatment of farmed livestock during transport, marketing and slaughter.

Around the world millions of animals are transported, marketed and slaughtered every day to provide food and other resources for human benefit. The HSA works to improve standards of welfare for these animals and, since 2010, has honoured the achievements of an individual or organisation whose work has resulted in significant advances in the welfare of farmed livestock during transport, marketing or slaughter.

The award was established to recognise the important contributions and significant advances made in this field by individuals and organisations as well as to inspire others to work in this area of animal welfare.
Previous winners of the award have been recognised for making outstanding developments to improve the welfare of food animals during transportation, improving the welfare of farmed fish at slaughter and leading groundbreaking research into the welfare impacts of controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS). Winners include individuals and organisations from Sweden, the United Kingdom, Denmark, The Netherlands, Spain and New Zealand.

See www.hsa.org.uk/HumaneSlaughterAward or contact the HSA office for further details and to make a nomination. The closing date for applications is Friday 4th December 2020.
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Note to Editors:
The HSA is an independent charity recognised internationally for promoting scientific, technical and educational advances towards improving the welfare of food animals worldwide at slaughter, killing, marketing and transport.

Over the last 100 years, the HSA’s work has resulted in many significant improvements for food animals and many of the reforms it has promoted are now taken for granted.

Its work includes researching, refining and demonstrating humane slaughter methods, publishing material such as guidelines, best practice, books and videos, funding research projects and the development of equipment. Specialist technical staff provide expert and practical advice on all welfare issues relating to food animals.

The HSA is funded by voluntary donations, subscriptions and legacies.

For more information about the HSA’s work call 01582 831919, email info@hsa.org.uk or visit www.hsa.org.uk

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