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Welfare at slaughter
BVA launches e-petition calling for an end to non-stun slaughter

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THE BVA, with the support of the RSPCA, has launched a government e-petition calling for the slaughter of animals without prestunning to be brought to an end.

The BVA points out that European and UK legislation requires all animals to be stunned before slaughter, but that a derogation in the legislation allows animals to be slaughtered without stunning for certain religious communities. It makes clear in the petition that its concern does not relate to religious belief but …

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