The welfare of production animals at slaughter is a major veterinary concern, with debate on questions such as the degree of stunning required, how sentient animals are of their surroundings, slaughterhouse conditions, and how quickly animals lose consciousness after having their thro... ats cut in religious slaughter practices. This research monograph provides a thoroughly scientific evidence-based account of the physiology and behaviour of animals for slaughter, analysis of the different killing methods, legislation and operating procedures, lairage and movement, as well as depopulation and handling. Animal Welfare at Slaughter is mainly aimed at animal welfare officers and policy makers, veterinary and meat inspectors and slaughterhouse auditors. However, this will also be a reliable resource for veterinary and animal science students, and the informed public. The Animal Welfare series covers current topics in animal welfare, to further research and inform the scientific, policy-making, and farming communities. *** "This well-referenced book is divided into 14 chapters written by 21 contributors. Black and white photographs and illustrations are used to highlight key points, and many chapters contain 'toolboxes' for the evaluation and improvement of animal welfare. ...provides excellent information and guidance. It will be a useful reference for anyone interested in welfare issues associated with animal slaughter. --Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol. 251, No. 12, December 15, 2017 (Series: Animal Welfare in Practice) Subject: Agricultural Science, Veterinary Science, Animal Welfare, Farming]
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