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Animal welfare and veterinary body make joint call for end to non-stun slaughter

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), more than 120 million animals were slaughtered in the UK between October 2017 and September 2018 without pre-stunning. The RSPCA and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) want legislation to bring the practice to an end.

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UK environment secretary Michael Gove has been called upon to change legislation which currently allows animals to be slaughtered without being stunned beforehand.

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