UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has announced a new research scholarship, aiming to advance research into humane slaughter methods.
The Research Training Scholarship has been awarded to Carlos Rebelo for a three-year project at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC).
The research will focus on an important area for the advancement of the humane slaughter of turkeys, ducks and geese, with potentially significant benefits to producers and to animal welfare.
Carlos Rebelo’s project at the RVC will assess dry electrical stunning systems for poultry, and aims to develop new constant current stunners or electrode types for turkeys, ducks and geese in small-scale production that will address risks to animal welfare with existing constant voltage devices used for these species.
The HSA say their Research Training Scholarship scheme is part of the charity’s ongoing promotion of high quality science likely to lead to significant advances in animal welfare during transport, marketing and slaughter.
The awards are open to veterinary or science graduates for three-year programmes of research leading to a degree at doctorate level.
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