Animal-based indicators to assess pig welfare at the time of slaughter.

Effects of handling, stunning and bleeding on the welfare of pigs, and on how the stunning methods and bleeding lead to unconsciousness or death are described under “Knowledge”.

On this page, animal-based indicators are described to assess proper and effective handling, stunning and bleeding, to support the evaluation of compliance with the legal framework of Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009.

  • Handling prior to stunning
  • Electrical and CAS stunning
  • Bleeding

An overview of indicator factsheets for this topic can be found on the "Indicator factsheets" webpage.