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21 December 2012

Humane Slaughter Update: Comparing State and Federal Enforcement of Humane Slaughter Laws

This report presents the findings of a survey of state and federal humane slaughter enforcement conducted between November 2009 and March 2010 by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI). While other entities, including the Government Accountability Office (GAO), have studied federal humane slaughter enforcement, AWI is the first to conduct a review of humane slaughter at the state level. The survey was undertaken as an update to a comprehensive, 10-year review of humane slaughter enforcement published by AWI in May 2008. The current study aims 1) to determine whether humane slaughter enforcement increased between the years 2008 and 2010 and 2) to compare state and federal enforcement of humane slaughter laws.
Author/Organization: Animal Welfare Institute (AWI)
Year: 2010
Topics: legislation, slaughterhouse/abattoir, statistics, welfare at slaughter