EFSA explains animal welfare: Welfare insights on slaughter of pregnant animals

EFSA’s Panel on Animal Health and Welfare has examined issues surrounding the slaughter of pregnant farmed animals in the European Union. Their scientific opinion – which covers dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs, horses, sheep and goats – gives new insights on how many pregnant animals are slaughtered in the EU, the reasons why they are slaughtered and whether livestock fetuses can experience pain, distress or discomfort.

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30 May 2017