The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Animal welfare: Slaughter are:

Organisation and implementation of training activities on animal welfare on the farm, animal welfare at the time of killing of animals (at slaughterhouses and for disease control purposes) and animal welfare during transport under the Better Training for Safer Food initiative.

Content

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Raising awareness and promoting a common understanding of the EU animal welfare rules applicable to poultry and pig productions, slaughtering practices and long distance transportation.
  • Ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the Union.
  • Promoting the exchange of good and best practices among EU Member States as regards control activities at farm, at slaughter plants and during transport and related operations.
  • Improving the welfare conditions of live farmed animals in Europe.

Target audience

This Training Programme has been designed for the profiles and positions described below. Please verify compliance with the selection criteria before submitting or validating applications.

  • Business operators and other government officials from other countries can also participate in training courses shall free places be available shall the Commission deem it appropriate. These participants must cover the costs of their participation (transport, hotel, catering, etc.).

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Calendar and locations

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BTSF EU Training Programme on Animal Welfare - Transport, slaughter, pig and poultry production

Organisation and implementation of training activities on animal welfare on the farm, animal welfare at the time of killing of animals (at slaughterhouses and for disease control purposes) and animal welfare during transport under the Better Training for Safer Food initiative.

Organisation and implementation of training activities on animal welfare on the farm, animal welfare at the time of killing of animals (at slaughterhouses and for disease control purposes) and animal welfare during transport under the Better Training for Safer Food initiative.

Objectives

The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme on Animal welfare: Poultry-Broilers are:

  • Raising awareness and promoting a common understanding of the EU animal welfare rules applicable to poultry and pig productions, slaughtering practices and long distance transportation.
  • Ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the Union.
  • Promoting the exchange of good and best practices among EU Member States as regards control activities at farm, at slaughter plants and during transport and related operations.
  • Improving the welfare conditions of live farmed animals in Europe.
  • Improving awareness of the EU legislation on animal welfare in selected non-EU Countries.
  • Stimulating a constructive dialogue among the interested parties (including business operators, NGOs and their umbrella organisations), and also a collaborative climate among EU and Non-EU National Competent Authorities towards common achievements concerning the most controversial aspects in the interpretation of the relevant pieces of legislation.

Calendar and locations

Session Title Start Date End Date
2 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare in poultry production (chickens kept for meat production) - II Session 29/11/2021 01/12/2021

Further dates related to the courses to be held in 2022 will be added in the near future.

Animal Welfare at slaughter and killing for disease control

Course Description

This e-Learning course is aimed at allowing participants to improve their knowledge and skills in:

  • Relevant EU legislation (mainly focusing on Regulation (EC) N.1099/2009).
  • Scientific basis for optimum pre-slaughter handling, stunning, slaughter and culling of animals (basic animal behaviour/physiology and basic anatomy).
  • Animal keeping and assessment of keeping facilities.
  • Main stunning and killing techniques at slaughterhouses in Europe and in the context of culling for disease control purposes.
  • Animal welfare indicators (mainly from Welfare Quality® Protocols).
  • Killing of animals in the context of animal disease epidemics.

The scientific contents are mainly focused on the following animal species: cattle, pigs, small ruminants and broiler chickens.

Features

 365 days access
  • Average dedication: 8 hours
Online
  • 5 Units
  • Self-Paced
  • Multimedia
Available in:
  • English

Organisation and implementation of training activities on animal welfare on the farm, animal welfare at the time of killing of animals (at slaughterhouses and for disease control purposes) and animal welfare during transport under the Better Training for Safer Food initiative.

Objectives

The BTSF Training Programme on Animal Welfare in poultry and pig production overall objectives are:

  • Raising awareness and promoting a common understanding of the EU animal welfare rules applicable to poultry and pig productions, slaughtering practices and long distance transportation.
  • Ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the Union.
  • Promoting the exchange of good and best practices among EU Member States as regards control activities at farm, at slaughter plants and during transport and related operations.
  • Improving the welfare conditions of live farmed animals in Europe.
  • Improving awareness of the EU legislation on animal welfare in selected non-EU Countries.
  • Stimulating a constructive dialogue among the interested parties (including business operators, NGOs and their umbrella organisations), and also a collaborative climate among EU and Non-EU National Competent Authorities towards common achievements concerning the most controversial aspects in the interpretation of the relevant pieces of legislation.

Calendar and locations

Session Title Start Date End Date
1 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare in pig production - I Session 13/09/2021 15/09/2021
2 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare in poultry production (chickens kept for meat production) - I Session 13/10/2021 15/10/2021
3 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare in pig production- II Session 16/11/2021 18/11/2021
4 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare in poultry production (chickens kept for meat production) - II Session 29/11/2021 01/12/2021

Further dates related to the courses to be held in 2022 will be added in the near future.

Organisation and implementation of training activities on animal welfare on the farm, animal welfare at the time of killing of animals (at slaughterhouses and for disease control purposes) and animal welfare during transport under the Better Training for Safer Food initiative.

Objectives

The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme on Animal welfare: Pigs are:

  • Raising awareness and promoting a common understanding of the EU animal welfare rules applicable to poultry and pig productions, slaughtering practices and long distance transportation.
  • Ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the Union.
  • Promoting the exchange of good and best practices among EU Member States as regards control activities at farm, at slaughter plants and during transport and related operations.
  • Improving the welfare conditions of live farmed animals in Europe.
  • Improving awareness of the EU legislation on animal welfare in selected non-EU Countries.
  • Stimulating a constructive dialogue among the interested parties (including business operators, NGOs and their umbrella organisations), and also a collaborative climate among EU and Non-EU National Competent Authorities towards common achievements concerning the most controversial aspects in the interpretation of the relevant pieces of legislation.

Calendar and locations

Session Title Start Date End Date
2 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare in pig production- II Session 16/11/2021 18/11/2021

Further dates related to the courses to be held in 2022 will be added in the near future.

Animal Welfare at slaughter and killing for disease control for poultry - eLearning module

Course Description

This e-Learning course is aimed at allowing participants to improve their knowledge and skills in:

  • Main references to the legislative requirements for poultry.
  • Scientific basis for proper stunning and slaughter of poultry (basic animal behaviour and basic anatomy); Main stunning and slaughter techniques applied in slaughterhouses.
  • Development of standard operating procedures and monitoring of their application.
  • Animal welfare indicators: practical examples in slaughterhouses and problem raised by the risk of electro-immobilisation in poultry and the use of high frequency currents.
  • Main legislative requirements on animal welfare during killing for disease control purposes.
  • Main stunning and killing techniques for poultry.
  • Development of action plans for depopulation.

Features

365 days access
  • Average dedication: 8 hours
Online
  • 6 Units
  • Self-Paced
  • Multimedia
Available in:
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese