EU: Animal-friendly slaughter better meat/pork
The more attention given to animal welfare at
slaughter and better anaesthetic and slaughtering methods, the finer the quality
of the end product coupled with lower employment costs, according to a report by
the Dutch newspaper Agrarisch Dagblad.
Such were the results of two European Commission reports
about anaesthetics in the red meat and poultry sectors.
will serve as background documentation to the update of the European Union
guideline on slaughtering practices.
The reports found that the
slaughter of animals is still carried out in a traditional manner using
non-animal friendly machinery. In addition, slaughterhouse personnel do not
always respect animal welfare. Through better training, this situation can be
The result is better quality meat.
â€¢ European Commission
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