An end to non-stun slaughter

We believe that all animals should be stunned before slaughter to render them insensible to pain. Scientific evidence supports the use on pre-stunning to improve animal welfare.

Read our policy page on welfare at slaughter for more background or download our briefing on non-stun slaughter (119 KB PDF) for more information. 

Our campaign to end the practice of slaughter without stunning and raise awareness about the animal welfare compromise of non-stun slaughter continues to attract support from veterinary surgeons and members of the public.

Recent parliamentary activity

On Monday 23 February MPs debated BVA’s e-petition on non-stun slaughter.

Read our short report on the debate (48 KB PDF)

View the full transcript from the House of Commons

Get involved

Ways to support the campaign:

Members in Wales

Write to your Assembly Member using our template letter for AMs (15 KB Word) - find the contact details for your AM 

For more information or to share any responses you receive from politicians please contact the BVA public affairs team at or 020 7908 6340

  • Find your elected representatives

    Use your home or practice postcode to find out who represents you in Parliament, the devolved administrations, and the European Parliament.

  • Political support for BVA

    Every year BVA elects honorary associate members who support and champion the issues of concern to veterinary surgeons.

  • Science in Parliament

    As an associate member of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee (PSC), BVA members can access the latest Science in Parliament journal which includes a feature on Judy Macarthur Clark in the article on ‘Women in science - so what?’ on page 21.