AMIC’s Animal Welfare Standards for Processing Establishments outlines the Animal Welfare requirements for livestock processors from when livestock are received to the point of slaughter.
Originally released in 2005, the Standard has been well received and adopted across the processing sector at the domestic and export level.
Edition 2 of AMIC’s Animal Welfare Standards for Processing Establishments is the product of a comprehensive review conducted during 2009-10. The revised document simplifies and consolidates the original edition and ensures the Standards continue to be relevant, practical, and deliver good animal welfare outcomes for the processing sector.
The review was conducted by AMIC’s Processing Animal Welfare Standards Review Committee, which included representatives from the processing sector, animal welfare organisations and relevant Government agencies. AMIC would like to acknowledge Michelle Edge from the Animal Welfare Science Centre (AWSC) who facilitated the review process and authored the revised version; and thank the Australian Meat Processor Corporation and Meat & Livestock Australia for funding the review.
Please click below to access AMIC’s Animal Welfare Standards for Processing Establishments