European Union: EFSA Scientific Opinion Evaluates EU Pig Animal Welfare Rules at Slaughter

In view of the animal welfare discussion in the OIE, the European Commission (EC) mandated the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) to review the latest scientific insights on animal welfare at slaughter. On June 17, 2020, EFSA published a Scientific Opinion on the welfare of pigs at slaughter, evaluating the adequacy of Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing’, and with the aim to serve as a guide in the OIE discussion on animal welfare at pig slaughter. This report may also guide new animal welfare initiatives as part of the Farm to Fork Strategy.

European Union: EFSA Scientific Opinion Evaluates EU Pig Animal Welfare Rules at Slaughter