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stunning

The deep scoring or bruising of building stone, esp. by careless cutting.
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European legislation on welfare at slaughter includes regulations on stunning following work by the European Food Safety Authority (Efsa) to assess parameters for electrical waterbath stunning of poultry.
Whether you agree or disagree with stunning, as a consumer, we should know what we are being presented with on the supermarket shelf.
In a speech in Westminster, he called on political parties to listen to the growing public concern over welfare in abattoirs, in the wake of a petition signed by more than 100,000 people calling for an end to the practice of killing animals for meat without stunning.
Yet the HFA said it does allow the stunning of animals.
In Australia, cattle are stunned prior to slaughter using a penetrative captive bolt, non-penetrative (percussive) captive bolt, or electrical methods, and, according to Gregory and Shaw (2000), when stunning is done correctly, the animal feels no pain and becomes instantly unconscious.
Professor Bill Reilly, a former president of the British Veterinary Association, called for the practice of killing animals without stunning them first to be scrapped.
But Prof Reilly, past president of the British Veterinary Association, said the animals die in great pain and called for action to curb, if not halt, slaughter without stunning.
A LEADING expert has called for the practice of slaughtering animals without stunning them first to be curbed or even banned.
Professor Schultz and his colleague Dr Hazim of the Hanover University, Germany, proved through an experiment, using an electroencephalograph (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) that the Islamic method of slaughter is more humane than the captive bolt stunning method, that causes severe pain to the animal.
No, we do not accept mechanical slaughter, but will accept certain kinds of stunning where it is 'stun-to-stun'.