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The BVA President, Robin Hargreaves, comments: For too long the non-stun lobby has defended the practice by arguing that mis-stunning in conventional slaughter is a widespread welfare problem and citing outdated Europe-wide figures to suggest that mis-stunning occurs in up to 31 per cent of cases.
As we have stated clearly, mis-stunning is a welfare problem and one that we take seriously, but we know from our members working in public health that these figures paint a false picture and so we sought to find more accurate official statistics direct …
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