The delivery of major improvements in the welfare of pigs during transport and at slaughter has earned the Danish Meat Research Institute (DMRI) the top 2015 award from the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA).
Handed over during the HSA’s international symposium in Zagreb, Croatia, the award recognises individuals or organisations that have made significant scientific, technical or other advances that have led to improvements in the humane slaughter of livestock.
“DMRI has had a major input in improving the welfare of pigs during transport and at slaughter, and has been particularly influential in encouraging their transport from farm to slaughter in natural social groups to improve welfare,” said HSA.
“The Institute has also provided advice on making animal transport systems more humane and has set up systems for traceability and documentation of animal welfare used by the meat industry both as a control and to improve handling procedures and technical performance with the aim of improving animal welfare.”
Headline image shows DMRI’s Susanne Støier who received award on behalf of the Institute.