HC Deb 12 February 1930 vol 235 c433W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the Weinberg casting pen for the mechanical casting of animals prior to slaughter by the Jewish method has been recommended by a committee of experts, including Professor Frederick Hobday, principal of the Royal Veterinary College, for adoption in this country; and whether any legislation is contemplated to make this method compulsory?


I have been asked to reply. I am aware of the experiments which have been taking place with a mechanical casting pen, although the actual report of the committee referred to has not been forwarded to me. A proposal to insist on the use of one particular appliance would obviously need careful consideration.