03.07.2014

Seven out of ten British people want farm animals to be slaughtered in their country of origin. 

New research shows that 66 per cent of the British public are ‘appalled’ that live farm animals are transported long distances to the continent for slaughter. Around seven out of ten (69 per cent) people believe animals should be slaughtered in the country where they have been reared. Then their meat transported to the country where it will be sold.

Today, we, … Continue reading…

01.05.14

We have given our support to an HM Government petition, launched by the British Veterinary Association

The petition calls on the government to bring an end to non-stun slaughter.

Scientific evidence shows that slaughter without pre-stunning causes unnecessary suffering to millions of farm animals each year in the UK.

We have long been opposed to this method of slaughter. Until it is brought to an end, we believe compulsory method of slaughter labelling should be introduced. So consumers to … Continue reading…

14.01.14

The House of Lords is preparing to debate the subject of killing without stunning this Thursday, 16 January. 

We’re renewing our call for improved welfare of all farm animals at the time of slaughter and clearer labelling of production methods.

More than 900 million farm animals are slaughtered for meat in the UK every year. The vast majority are stunned pre-slaughter. However, the law permits the Jewish and Muslim communities to kill animals by religious methods without any … Continue reading…

19.11.13

We are calling on our supporters to contact their MEPs urging them to add their signature of support for clearer labelling of welfare standards on meat.

A Written Declaration (WD) has been tabled in the European Parliament calling for compulsory method of slaughter labelling on meat and poultry products which are from animals which haven’t been pre-stunned.

We believe that if method of slaughter labelling becomes a requirement within the EU, it will provide consumers with clearer information about … Continue reading…

18.09.13

We are calling on the government to follow its own guidance on the export of live farm animals after new information revealed welfare checks apparently not being carried out in line with government commitments.

Nine months ago Animal Welfare Minister David Heath MP changed the welfare checks required to export live animals to the continent. He said every consignment would be checked at loading and a proportion again at the port of departure until the government were entirely satisfied … Continue reading…