29 November 1996

Poultry killers

RESEARCH to develop portable equipment for killing poultry is under way at Bristol University.

MAFF is funding most of the three-year project but the British Turkey federation has contributed substantially. The Humane Slaughter Association has also helped.

The device is likely to deliver a concussion blow to the head, followed by neck dislocation or throat cutting. It will be easily portable, will not need a firearms licence, and will be cost effective.n