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Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) on a request from the Commission related to welfare aspects of the main systems of stunning and killing the main commercial species of animals


  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

  • Scientific panel members: Harry J. BLOKHUIS, Donald M. BROOM, Ilaria CAPUA, Stefano CINOTTI, Michael GUNN, Joerg HARTUNG, Per HAVE, Francisco Javier MANTECA VILANOVA, David B. MORTON, Michel PEPIN, Dirk Udo PFEIFFER, Ronald J. ROBERTS, José Manuel SÁNCHEZ-VIZCAINO, Alejandro SCHUDEL, James Michael SHARP, Georgios THEODOROPOULOS, Philippe VANNIER, Marina VERGA, Martin WIERUP
  • Acknowledgement: The AHAW Panel wishes to thank Dr Mohan Raj, Dr Martin von Wenzlawowicz, Dr Steffen Holst, Dr Claudia Terlouw, Dr. Antonio Velarde Calvo, Dr. Bjorn Roth, Dr. Steve Kestin for the preparation of the Scientific Report and for the contributions to the Scientific Opinion.
  • Adoption date: 15 June 2004
  • Published date: 6 July 2004
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2003-093