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Prestun checks and mis-stuns during conventional slaughter
  1. Simon Hayes
  1. 2 Station Road, Winchmore Hill, London N21 3RB
  1. e-mail: vetsoh{at}

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THE BVA's claim that mis-stunning is extremely rare in UK slaughterhouses (VR, April 12, 2014, vol 174, p 368) is woefully misleading and its statement that the ‘myth’ of mis-stunning has been exposed is at best naive and at worst a troubling attempt to creatively gloss over the problem. To be clear, the Government's figures do not show the number of animals mis-stunned …

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