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

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Article
Panel on Animal Health and Welfare
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2004.45
Acknowledgements

The AHAW Panel wishes to thank Dr Mohan Raj, Dr Martin von Wenzlawowicz, Dr Steffen
Holst, Dr Claudia Terlouw, Dr. Antonio Velarde Calvo, Dr. Bjorn Roth, Dr. Steve Kestin for the
preparation of the Scientific Report and for the contributions to the Scientific Opinion.

Type
Opinion of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2003-093
Adopted
15 June 2004
Published in the EFSA Journal
6 July 2004
Last Updated
11 October 2004. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Abstract

No abstract available

Keywords
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.
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Number of Pages
270