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HSA Opens Welfare Award Nominations

by 5m Editor
18 December 2009, at 12:00am

UK - The Humane Slaughter Assocation (HSA) is calling for nominations for its award relating to significant advances in humane slaughter of farmed livestock.

In a press release, HSA says that very large numbers of farmed livestock are slaughtered daily around the world to provide food and other resources for human benefit. It is important that slaughter methods are as humane as possible – that is they approach as closely as possible the ideal of causing loss of consciousness and death without fear or pain. During the last 100 years or so, great advances have been made in this field and work in pursuit of further improvements is continuing.

In order to help give recognition to important contributions made in this field and to help 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 humane slaughter of farmed livestock, e.g. cattle, sheep, pigs, other mammals, poultry or fish.

The HSA is keen to receive applications or nominations relating to:

  • advances in science that have led or are leading to advances in humane slaughter, and
  • important technological developments that have led or are leading to advances in humane slaughter.

How to apply

Individuals or organisations are encouraged to apply and we are also keen to receive nominations of potential candidates for this award from third parties. The closing date is 31 March 2009. For an application form, click here. A poster can be downloaded [click here].

5m Editor