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FAWC opinion on CCTV in slaughterhouses

Farm Animal Welfare Committee opinion on the use of CCTV in slaughterhouses to assess the welfare of farmed animals.

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FAWC Opinion on CCTV in slaughterhouses

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This opinion assesses the arguments and the evidence for the installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in approved slaughterhouses as a complement to statutory and other observation procedures undertaken by both the Food Business Operator and regulatory agencies.

FAWC recommends that slaughterhouse operators install and utilise CCTV in slaughterhouses in a structured and proportionate way. It also makes recommendations on how CCTV is installed and operated, staff trained and informed and future developments in technology are progressed to protect animal welfare.

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Published 3 February 2015