DISA - Education program on animal welfare at the time of slaughter and other types of killing
Internet-based training material on slaughter and killing
Staff at slaugtherhouses that work with the slaughter of production animals and for those who handle live animals there is a requirement of accurate competence. The staff must be well trained and have insight into animal welfare.
The staff receive certificates of competence after training and examination and the authorities are obliged to ensure that such training is available. SLU has developed the factual content of an internet-based training material on slaughter and killing (DISA), which comprises 800 web pages with about 700 photographs and 150 videos.
The project group has consisted of Anne Algers, who initiated the project and was responsible for coordinating the work, as well as experts from SLU, SCAW, SLV, SVA, the Swedish Board of Agriculture and external experts.
DISA is an open material and accessible online
DISA is available as an "open educational resource". The material is available for anyone that wants to organize courses, for professionals who want to strengthen their skills and for others who are interested in animal welfare at slaughter.