Ok, a few may have merit, but come on...!
Animal Health and Welfare Research Requirements
R1 - Study to investigate position of the neck cut during cattle slaughter and develop practical criteria for assessing its adequacy.
R2 - Study to investigate non-penetrating percussive blow to the head as a humane killing method for piglets, kids and lambs up to 5 kg.
R3 - Identification of Ante- and Post-mortem inspection indicators of ruminant welfare and how they can be applied for welfare monitoring, audit and surveillance.
R4 - Study to identify ways of reducing farmed fish fin damage in hatcheries.
R5 - Investigation of 13-17 year olds’ attitudes and behaviour to animals and development and testing of interventions to promote the concept of Duty of Care.
R6a - A study to design risk based bTB surveillance regimes in England and Wales.
R6b - A study to evaluate risk informed bTB trading schemes
R7 - A study to examine the interactions between cattle and badgers.
Public health protection
R8 - A study to identify and evaluate cost-effective, on-farm interventions against Salmonella spp. and other organisms of importance to the pig industry.
R9 - Description of the UK duck industry.