Prof Lord Sandy Trees Speaks Out About Non-stun Slaughter
During the debate ”Abattoirs: Ritual Slaughter” in the House of Lords, Prof Lord Trees congratulated the Government on the announcement of progressive measures designed to improve the welfare of animals. However, he decried the lack of progress to date regarding non-stun slaughter. The latest Food Standards Agency figures show the number of sheep slaughtered without stunning in Britain in 2017 doubled in the six years from 2011 to more than three million sheep.
Meanwhile, the BVA has welcomed a report in a national newspaper that George Eustice, the minister for farming and food, is considering labelling meat and fish as ‘stunned’ or ‘non-stunned’, which would be in line with the BVA’s campaign on non-stun slaughter.