Handling and Welfare of Bovine Livestock at Local Abattoirs in Bangladesh
2014 (English)In: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, ISSN 1088-8705, E-ISSN 1532-7604, Vol. 17, no 4, 340-353 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) allows rope casting and the tying of legs for nonhuman animals laughter without stunning. The handling and welfare of bovine livestock (Bosindicus and Bubalus bubalis) were studied in 8 local abattoirs in 5 districts of Bangladesh. A total of 302 animals were evaluated. At the local abattoirs, approximately 1/3 of the cattle and water buffalo were eithere maciated orinjured/sick. The size and vigor of the animals determined the casting method. Small and weak animals were cast on concrete floors by lifting a foreleg followed by pushing, or simply by twisting the head of the animal and then binding the legs with rope. Vigorous animals such as buffalo were castusing ropes and human force. Bleeding was slow and flaying was sometimes initiated before the animals were unconscious. Pulling and tearing of the trachea and pouring of water into the exposed trache a shortly after cutting were also observed in some cases.The over all animal handling was unnecessarily rough and he OIE standards were not implemented. Animals are subjected to considerable mistreatment, and there is an urgent need for the training nde ducation of the staff in a battoirs concerning humanes laughtering practices as well as a need to build moderns laughtering plants in Bangladesh.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 17, no 4, 340-353 p.
slaughter, animal welfare, casting, transportation, cattle, water buffalo, halal
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-235061DOI: 10.1080/10888705.2014.905782ISI: 000341442800004PubMedID: 24766081OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-235061DiVA: diva2:759248