BTSF Training Programme on Animal welfare at slaughter – cattle, pigs, sheep & goats (advanced).

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.


The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Courses on Animal Welfare at slaughter of cattle, pigs, sheep and goats (advanced level)  are:

  • Improving awareness of rules and how to control that these are respected in the areas covered by the EU legislation in force, as concerns 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.
  • 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 at slaughter of cattle, pigs, sheep and goats (advanced level)  04/10/2022 06/10/2022