Archive for the ‘Farm animals’ Category

What are we doing about non-stun slaughter?

We’ve been opposing non-stun slaughter for decades but the release of new statistics brings fresh light to this crucial topic.

In September 2017, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) published data that included new statistics on the number of animals that were slaughtered for religious purposes without being stunned in England and Wales.

This is the first time that data on this issue has been collected since 2015 and it suggests a significant increase.

We’re very concerned about this. Dr … continue reading ››

Stop Live Exports International Awareness Day


This year on Stop Live Exports International Awareness Day, we’re readying ourselves for the momentous presentation of one million signatures for action later in September.

The shipment of live animals for slaughter and ‘further fattening’ overseas continues to be legal in the United Kingdom (UK). Every year, thousands of animals are still being shipped from our shores, forced to endure long-distance journeys.

Conditions during transport can be cramped, expose the animals to excessively hot or cold temperatures, or prevent … continue reading ››