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dc.contributor.authorEFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW)
dc.contributor.authorSaxmose Nielsen, Søren
dc.contributor.authorAlvarez, Julio
dc.contributor.authorBicout, Dominique Joseph
dc.contributor.authorCalistri, Paolo
dc.contributor.authorDepner, Klaus
dc.contributor.authorDrewe, Julian Ashley
dc.contributor.authorGarin-Bastuji, Bruno
dc.contributor.authorGonzales Rojas, Jose Luis
dc.contributor.authorGortázar Schmidt, Christian
dc.contributor.authorMichel, Virginie
dc.contributor.authorMiranda Chueca, Miguel Ángel
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Helen Clare
dc.contributor.authorSihvonen, Liisa Helena
dc.contributor.authorStahl, Karl
dc.contributor.authorVelarde Calvo, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorViltrop, Arvo
dc.contributor.authorWinckler, Christoph
dc.contributor.authorCandiani, Denise
dc.contributor.authorFabris, Chiara
dc.contributor.authorMosbach-Schulz, Olaf
dc.contributor.authorVan der Stede, Yves
dc.contributor.authorSpoolder, Hans
dc.contributor.otherProducció Animalca
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-21T09:38:49Z
dc.date.available2020-04-21T09:38:49Z
dc.date.issued2020-01-09
dc.identifier.citationSaxmose Nielsen, Søren, Julio Alvarez, Dominique Joseph Bicout, Paolo Calistri, Klaus Depner, Julian Ashley Drewe, and Bruno Garin‐Bastuji et al. 2020. "Stunning Methods And Slaughter Of Rabbits For Human Consumption". EFSA Journal 18 (1). Wiley. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2020.5927.ca
dc.identifier.issn1831-4732ca
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12327/725
dc.description.abstractThis opinion on the killing of rabbits for human consumption (‘slaughtering’) responds to two mandates: one from the European Parliament (EP) and the other from the European Commission. The opinion describes stunning methods for rabbits known to the experts in the EFSA working group, which can be used in commercial practice, and which are sufficiently described in scientific and technical literature for the development of an opinion. These are electrical stunning, mechanical stunning with a penetrative and non‐penetrative captive bolt and gas stunning. The latter method is not allowed in the EU anymore following Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009, but may still be practiced elsewhere in the world. Related hazards and welfare consequences are also evaluated. To monitor stunning effectiveness as requested by the EP mandate, the opinion suggests the use of indicators for the state of consciousness, selected on the basis of their sensitivity, specificity and ease of use. Similarly, it suggests indicators to confirm animals are dead before dressing. For the European Commission mandate, slaughter processes were assessed from the arrival of rabbits in containers until their death, and grouped in three main phases: pre‐stunning (including arrival, unloading of containers from the truck, lairage, handling/removing of rabbits from containers), stunning (including restraint) and bleeding (including bleeding following stunning and bleeding during slaughter without stunning). Ten welfare consequences resulting from the hazards that rabbits can be exposed to during slaughter are identified: consciousness, animal not dead, thermal stress (heat or cold stress), prolonged thirst, prolonged hunger, restriction of movements, pain, fear, distress and respiratory distress. Welfare consequences and relevant animal‐based measures (indicators) are described. Outcome tables linking hazards, welfare consequences, indicators, origins, preventive and corrective measures are developed for each process. Mitigation measures to minimise welfare consequences are also proposed.ca
dc.format.extent106ca
dc.language.isoengca
dc.publisherWileyca
dc.relation.ispartofEFSA Journalca
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalca
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/*
dc.titleStunning methods and slaughter of rabbits for human consumptionca
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca
dc.description.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca
dc.rights.accessLevelinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.embargo.termscapca
dc.subject.udc636ca
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2020.5927ca
dc.contributor.groupBenestar Animalca


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