A Critical Review of Electrical Water-Bath Stun Systems for Poultry Slaughter and Recent Developments in Alternative Technologies

  title={A Critical Review of Electrical Water-Bath Stun Systems for Poultry Slaughter and Recent Developments in Alternative Technologies},
  author={Sara J Shields and A. B. Mohan Raj},
  journal={Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science},
  pages={281 - 299}
  • S. Shields, A. Raj
  • Published 17 September 2010
  • Business, Medicine
  • Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Prior to slaughter, most farmed birds move through a constant-voltage, multiple-bird, electrical water-bath stun system. Using this system subjects live birds to stressful and painful shackling, and the potential exists for them to receive prestun electric shocks and induction of seizures while still conscious. The existing electrical water-bath stunner settings, particularly those used in U.S. slaughter plants, are not necessarily based on sound scientific data that they produce a consistent… Expand
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