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Captive Bolt Pistols

Volume 78: debated on Tuesday 30 April 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will improve the accuracy of captive bolt pistols by requiring cattle stunning boxes to contain head restraining devices.

A requirement for all cattle stunning boxes to contain head restraining devices is one of the recommendations made by the Farm Animal Welfare Council in its report on the welfare of livestock (red meat animals) at the time of slaughter. The Government are considering the council's recommendations.