Representation and Education

HSA’s First Webinar Proves Popular

The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) held its first webinar, Slaughter of Livestock – keeping it close to home at the end of April, giving delegates the chance to join in the lively discussions with colleagues from around the UK and across the globe. 

The presentations considered why abattoirs are closing, practical considerations of mobile slaughter units and the challenges, and opportunities for small abattoirs from the point of view of a small abattoir operator.  There was also a presentation on recent developments of mobile slaughter units in The Netherlands.

HSA’s Technical Director Charlie Mason said: “This was the first HSA webinar and we are very pleased at the response.  The HSA's previous one-day seminars have attracted around 100 delegates and the webinar's final attendance tally was 392, with attendees from afar afield as Australia, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia!  The six presentations were excellent and all focused on the potential benefits to animal welfare from the availability of local slaughter facilities.  I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the seven speakers for their valued contributions."

The recording of the event is now available to view.  It is free to watch, although HSA welcomes donations.

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