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RSPCA Policy G1 Humane killing

Article ID: 205
Last updated: 17 Dec, 2009
Revision: 1
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 1.1   RSPCA Australia defines humane killing as when an animal is either killed instantly or instantaneously rendered insensible to pain until death supervenes.
 1.2 RSPCA Australia is opposed to all inhumane methods of killing notwithstanding religious dogma and ethnic custom.

See also:
Position Paper G1 Humane killing and processing of crustaceans
Position Paper G2 Welfare of bobby calves at abattoirs
 (adopted 01/08/08)

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document What do we mean by humane killing or slaughter?
document What is Halal slaughter in Australia?
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document What is the most humane way to kill pest rats and mice?
document What is humane vertebrate pest control?
document RSPCA Policy B7 Sale of livestock for home slaughter
document RSPCA Policy F6 Transportation of wild animals for slaughter
document Is home slaughter of farm animals humane?
document How can farmed fish be slaughtered humanely?
document Are there animal welfare advantages to on-farm mobile slaughtering units or micro abattoirs?
document What is Low Atmospheric Pressure Stunning (LAPS)?

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