UK death toll. August 2018.

UK death toll.

August 2018.

90 million, 724 thousand+ animals slaughtered.

227 thousand+ cattle.

1 million, 428 thousand+ sheep.

969 thousand+ pigs.

88 million, 100 thousand+ poultry.

Not including animals exported for killing.

Unstunned slaughter; European Court of Justice to make ruling on organic labelling

The European Court of Justice will soon make a decision on allowing meat from animals slaughtered without stunning to be labelled organic.

An ECJ Advocate General has advised that inclusion of the slaughter method does not contravene regulations.

The court usually goes with Advocates’ opinion. This is one to watch as it would authorise the infliction of severe and deliberate suffering under organic production laws.

Scotland for Animals and the public across the UK have led the campaign against the constant creep of unstunned slaughter. The big, well financed groups need to find their bottle and start acting too, now, before it’s too late.