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Animal Welfare

Collection of reports and Parliamentary briefings concerning UK Animal Welfare issues of political interest

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General reference

July 2016: Horses in Our Hands – Equine Welfare in England and Wales (University of Bristol/World Horse Welfare)

March 2016: UK Public attitudes to Animal Welfare (Eurobarometer report)

November 2016: Animal Welfare in England: Domestic Pets Report (EFRA Committee)
February 2017: Government response to Animal Welfare in England Report

2015: PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report

Non-Stun Slaughter

VPRF Fact File on Non-Stun Slaughter

CCTV in slaughterhouses

August 2017: BVA news report ‘Announcement on mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses ‘a huge win for animal welfare’

May 2016: Results of Food Standards Agency 2016 CCTV survey in England and Wales

Wild Animals in Circuses

April 2016: Parliamentary Briefing (House of Commons Library)

Dog Breeding and Sale

VPRF Conformation Related Diseases Fact File

Feb 2017: Review of Animal Establishments Licencing in England and Wales (DEFRA)

Dec 2016: Blue Cross: Unpicking the Knots Report

Microchipping

April 2017: Microchipping where it matters most – One year on (Battersea Cats and Dogs Home)

Penalties for Animal Welfare Offences

March 2017: Parliamentary Briefing (House of Commons Library)

2017: Sentencing for Animal Cruelty in England and Wales (Battersea Cats and Dogs Home)

Exotic Pets/Non-Traditional Companion Animals

January 2017: One Click Away (Blue Cross/Born Free)

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Non-stun slaughter Fact File

Declaration of interest: This authors of this document declare they would wish to see all animals stunned before slaughter.

Statement of intention: This document is intended for the public, politicians and professionals and aims to present an unbiased, factual and up-to-date account of the current information available on non-stun slaughter.

Please download a copy of the latest VPRF Animal Welfare and Non-Stun Slaughter Factfile using the link below:

Non stun slaughter fact file updated October 2016

Record of Edits
July 2014 – Initial document published
November 2015 – Updated to include new legislation (WATOK (England) 2015) and new estimates for numbers of animals slaughtered using stun and non-stun methods.
June 2016 – Further updates to include reference to result of EU referendum.
October 2016 – Update to include results of a survey of UK Islamic scholars on perception and acceptability of stunning