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Effect of animal welfare audits of slaughter plants by a major fast food company on cattle handling and stunning practices






Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 216(6): 848-851

Effect of animal welfare audits of slaughter plants by a major fast food company on cattle handling and stunning practices

22 US abattoirs were audited by a major meat-buying customer (McDonald's Corporation) with a single visit during the first 6 months of 1999. The 3 variables evaluated in each abattoir were stunning efficacy, insensibility on the bleed rail and vocalization.


Accession: 003414913

DOI: 10.2460/javma.2000.216.848



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