Sustainable Food Value Chains Knowledge Platform

Guidelines for Humane Handling, Transport and Slaughter of Livestock


This guide provides information on the human handling of livestock destined for human consumption. There are many advantages to improving conditions for livestock destined for slaughter. These will have the benefit of improvements in productivity, animal welfare and personnel safety.

Countries: Non-country specific
Commodities: Meat in general (except Poultry meat)
Topics: Animal welfare
Personal author: Philip G. Chambers, Temple Grandin
Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Type: Discussion, Tool
Format: Document
References (Download): EN