Welfare impacts of controlled atmosphere methods at Slaughter
Exposure to gases, other inhaled agents such as anaesthetics, or low atmospheric pressures are used to kill a range of animals including farmed livestock, laboratory animals and pests or invasive species. There is on-going debate as to whether any or all of these controlled atmosphere methods are humane. This meeting will consider the animal welfare impacts of various controlled atmosphere stunning or killing techniques upon a range of species and in different scenarios. The meeting aims to facilitate a cross-disciplinary examination of the welfare impacts of the various methods, as well as to map out future research priorities.