Independent report

FAWC advice on space allowances in slaughterhouse lairages

Farm Animal Welfare Committee assessment of recommendations on space allowances for different species in slaughterhouse lairages.



In order to comply with legislation slaughterhouse operators need to identifiy the capacity of their pre-slaughter holding (lairage) facilities for different species. FAWC’s advice assesses the existing voluntary standards and scientific research and makes recommendations to help government provide guidance on this issue.

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