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Articles on Slaughter and Euthanasia

This is a collection of articles on Slaughter and Euthanasia from JAAWS in relation to the studies of the human-animal relationship. The Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (JAAWS) is the leading peer-reviewed journal on the science of animal welfare for veterinarians, scientists and public policy makers. It presents articles and reports on practices that demonstrably enhance the welfare of wildlife, companion animals and animals used in research, agriculture and zoos.

Qekwana, D. N., McCrindle, C. M., Oguttu, J. W., Grace, D., & Cenci-Goga, B. T. (2017). Assessment of welfare issues during traditional slaughter of goats in Pretoria, South Africa. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science20(1), 34-41.

Limon, G., Gonzales-Gustavson, E. A., & Gibson, T. J. (2016). Investigation Into the Humaneness of Slaughter Methods for Guinea Pigs (Cavia porcelus) in the Andean Region. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(3), 280-293.

Gibson, T. J., Mason, C. W., Spence, J. Y., Barker, H., & Gregory, N. G. (2015). Factors affecting penetrating captive bolt gun performance. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science18(3), 222-238.

La Jeunesse, C. G., (2013). Workable Answers: Expanding Knowledge Around Euthanasia: A Review of Blue Juice: Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine, by Patricia Morris. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(2), 205-208.

Shields, S. J., & Raj, A. B. M. (2010). A critical review of electrical water-bath stun systems for poultry slaughter and recent developments in alternative technologies. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science13(4), 281-299.

Raj, M. (2008). Humane killing of nonhuman animals for disease control purposes. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science11(2), 112-124.


Updated July 2019


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