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Thread: ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 2006

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    ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 2006

    Folks,

    Does anyone about know the Animal Welfare Act 2006, particulary in relation to livestock not pets. I have googled info but wondered if anyone in the know has more information i.e works as an inspector or DEFRA on here.
    (I have a job interview and need to do a 10 minute presentation which will knock their socks off)

    Any help would be really appreciated.

    Cheers

    Woody

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    defra

    don't forget english nature , as well!

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    No such thing as English Nature any more, it is now Natural England

    God only knows how much that rebranding cost.

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    Learning the 'five freedoms' will set you up for starters. The Farm Animal Welfare Council web site http://www.fawc.org.uk is definitely worth a visit.

    Also take a look at the Humane Slaughter Association http://www.hsa.org.uk/

    Organic certification makes great demands on the provision of high welfare standards so check out the Soil Association or Organic Farmers and Growers. Compare recommended organic stocking densities with those allowed for more intensive production. You probably saw Hugh F-W demonstrate these differences during his recent campaign.

    You may wish to point out that the Welfare of Animals at Slaughter and Killing Act 1995 (WASK) permits a concession to certain religious groups by waiving the legal requirement for stuning before slaughter i.e. shechita (producing kosher meat) and dhabiha (producing halal meat). This, of course, seriously compromises the welfare of the animal during their last few moments of life. Sheep and goats lose consciousness within five seconds or so of the cut being made but cattle can last up to two minutes. Somehow I suspect you may have the edge on most of the other candidates if you were to mention this uncomfortable paradox!

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwrch
    Learning the 'five freedoms' will set you up for starters. The Farm Animal Welfare Council web site http://www.fawc.org.uk is definitely worth a visit.

    Also take a look at the Humane Slaughter Association http://www.hsa.org.uk/

    Organic certification makes great demands on the provision of high welfare standards so check out the Soil Association or Organic Farmers and Growers. Compare recommended organic stocking densities with those allowed for more intensive production. You probably saw Hugh F-W demonstrate these differences during his recent campaign.

    You may wish to point out that the Welfare of Animals at Slaughter and Killing Act 1995 (WASK) permits a concession to certain religious groups by waiving the legal requirement for stuning before slaughter i.e. shechita (producing kosher meat) and dhabiha (producing halal meat). This, of course, seriously compromises the welfare of the animal during their last few moments of life. Sheep and goats lose consciousness within five seconds or so of the cut being made but cattle can last up to two minutes. Somehow I suspect you may have the edge on most of the other candidates if you were to mention this uncomfortable paradox!

    Good luck!
    Thats the type of information I was looking for, its only 10 minutes so not long to fit it all in.

    Just like to say thankyou!

    Woody

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    You're welcome, Woody. Drop me a pm if you think I could be of any further assistance. Again, good luck!!

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