Brussels has adopted a proposal to make the end of the line for farm animals as humane as possible.
This would require slaughterhouses everywhere in the EU to mind how they kill. The European Commission said the rules would improve meat quality, as well as “lead to better animal protection”.
Every year, nearly 360 million pigs, sheep, goats and cattle and several billion turkeys and chickens are killed in the EU to be eaten. Welfare and safety regulations governing how this may be done date from 1993.