The British Veterinary Association's (BVA) e-petition on calling for an end to non-stun slaughter has reached its target of 100,000 signatures, it was announced today (29 January).

Supported by the RSPCA, the BVA's campaign is focused on ending the practice of non-stun slaughter in order to improve the welfare of the animal at the time of its death.

The e-petition was launched in April last year and the Association was keen to achieve the 100,000 signatures needed to enable a debate on the subject in the House of Commons, before the petition deadline of 30 March 2015.

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