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MORE research is needed into a number of aspects of non-stun slaughter of animals, according to a cross-party group of MPs and peers.
In a report of its inquiry into non-stun slaughter in accordance with religious rites, which was published last month, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Beef and Lamb recommends that research is needed into issues such as the measurement of pain in animals at the time of slaughter and the ability of animals to recover from certain stunning methods so as to be able to reassure religious communities that these methods are compatible with their religious requirements. In addition, the group makes recommendations on labelling and traceability to help consumers from all communities make informed decisions when shopping.
All-party parliamentary groups are informal, cross-party interest groups that have no official status within Parliament. The APPG for Beef and Lamb aims to ensure that parliamentarians are fully briefed on the latest developments in the beef and lamb sector.
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