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Welfare at slaughter
Mis-stunning ‘extremely rare’ in British slaughterhouses

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OFFICIAL figures released by the Government in response to a parliamentary question suggest that over 99 per cent of animals in British slaughterhouses are correctly stunned before slaughter.

Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton, asked ministers how many reports of mis-stunning before slaughter had been received for each method of stunning and type of animal each year since 2004. In a written response, Jane Ellison, parliamentary undersecretary of state for …

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