Pre-slaughter handling

The handling routine for most slaughter animals on the day of slaughter includes the following steps: Driving the animals from farm to transport vehicle, loading the animals on to the truck on the farm, transport from farm to abattoir, unloading, driving from the unloading ramp to the lairage facility, inspecting the live animals, lairage itself, driving to stunning, stunning and sticking (which results in rapid loss of blood, or exsanguinations).
Vehicle loaded with slaughter pigs arrivingĀ at a large scale slaughter house. Photo: Anne Algers
Video: Driving of pigs to stunning at an Australian slaughter house. Photo: Sophie Atkinson
Video: Driving of pigs to stunning at a Danish slaughter house. Photo: DMRI