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 publicaffairs@bva.co.uk 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.