CZAAWE Resource Article

Slaughter Plants: Behavior and Welfare Assessment
Publication Type 
Book Section
Year of publication 
2010
Publication/Journal 
Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
Publisher 
ISBN 
978-0-08-045337-8
Abstract 
The numerical scoring system provides a simple-to-use tool for inspectors, veterinarians, and managers to use for assessing animal welfare in slaughter plants. There is a need to do further research to relate animal behaviors that are easily observed in the slaughter plant to both physiological and brain function measures.