Vets push for change on the welfare of animals at slaughter

Monday, August 24, 2020

In a comprehensive new policy, leading vets and other experts have recommended no fewer than 67 ways to improve the welfare of animals at slaughter in order to provide them with a life worth living and a humane death.

Published today (24th August) by the British Veterinary Association (BVA), the new policy lands ahead of an upcoming review of England’s Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing regulations (WATOK) by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

BVA’s new position aims to build on current legislation and best practice. As well as a focus on the final events of an animal’s life, its asks span across all areas of the slaughter process:

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