HaDEA has launched a call for proposals on the development of non-aversive stunning* methods for pigs. The call is part of a preparatory action launched by the European Parliament in 2021 in order to collect information on the impacts of animal-friendly alternatives.
The present call will encourage EU pig slaughterhouses that use high carbon dioxide concentration to adopt more animal-friendly alternatives.
Budget: EUR 2 million
NB: Following a corrigendum, the deadline for applications has been extended to 31 August 2022 | 17:00 CEST.
Preparatory actions of the European Parliament aim at testing new policy initiatives or testing the ground before the adoption of future measures.
This preparatory action will conclude with a comparative analysis of the alternatives investigated from both an animal welfare and socioeconomic point of view.
* Stunning is the process of rendering animals unconscious before slaughtering.
- Publication date
- 1 April 2022
- European Health and Digital Executive Agency
- Programme Sector
- Single Market Programme Food Chain