Transportation of livestock
The transportation of any animal can cause distress and suffering. This is why RSPCA standards specify that all farm animals should be slaughtered as close as possible to their point of origin and that the journey times for animals should not exceed eight hours. In fact, for some species, RSPCA welfare standards maximum journey times can be much lower.
Stunning and slaughter
While the majority of us continue to consume meat, eggs, fish and dairy, animal slaughter is an unpleasant but inescapable reality of food production. That’s why for us at RSPCA Assured, it is fundamental that this process is always performed in the most humane way possible.
There are two aspects to the slaughter process: stunning and killing. Any personnel