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THE BVA has called on the Welsh Government to end talks with a company that has been approved by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to deliver non-stun slaughter at an abattoir in Wales. It says that welfare at slaughter is a matter of public concern and that the Welsh Government is ‘out of touch with the public’ on this issue.
The Association reported on January 22 that it had been in correspondence with Rebecca Evans, the deputy minister for farming and food in Wales, who, it said, had confirmed that the Cig Menai Cymru abattoir in Caernarfon, which is owned by Pak Mecca Meats, had been approved by the FSA to carry out non-stun slaughter. It said that Ms …