Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) on a request from the Commission related to welfare aspects of the main systems of stunning and killing the main commercial species of animals

cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, horses, fish, animal welfare, stunning, killing, slaughterhouses, disease control, consciousness, mechanical stunning methods, mechanical stun / killing methods, electrical stunning methods, electrical stun / killing methods, gas stunning methods, gas stun / killing methods, controlled atmospheres, waterjet stun / killing method, microwave irradiation, needle bolts, percussive stunning, mechanical spiking, asphyxia, thermal shock, salt bath, ammonia solution, decapitation, exsanguinations, anaesthesia, slow live chilling, shooting, electric harpoon, barbituric acid derivates, T61, chloral hydrate, magnesium sulphate, potassium chloride, biosecurity.
First published in the EFSA Journal
6 July 2004
15 June 2004
Last Updated
11 October 2004. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Scientific Opinion


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Panel on Animal Health and Welfare
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