Animal welfare in slaughter plants
There are five basic causes of animal welfare problems in slaughter plants: 1. Poorly designed or improper stunning and handling equipment; 2. Distractions which impede animal movement, such as sparkling reflections on a wet floor, air hissing, high-pitched noise or air drafts blowing down the race towards approaching animals. These distractions can ruin the performance of a well designed system and cause animals to become excited. When this happens, prodding will be required to make them move; 3. Lack of employee training and poor supervision of employees by management; 4. Poor maintenance of ...
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