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News article1 April 2022European Health and Digital Executive Agency

Call for proposals on the development of non-aversive stunning methods for pigs

pig eating in a field

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.

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Background

The Farm to Fork Strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal. It aims at making food systems fair, healthy and environmentally friendly.

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.

Details

Publication date
1 April 2022
Author
European Health and Digital Executive Agency
Programme Sector
Food
Programme
Single Market Programme Food Chain
Tags
Proposals