We all want the animals whose meat we eat to be treated reasonably.
For us at Tönnies, this means: 100% focus on animal protection for the animals entrusted to us for slaughter.
The path to cattle slaughter in our abattoir in Kempten
Our next goals
Through logistics control of cattle transports, we have already significantly reduced the waiting times before unloading the animals – and we are still working on this.
We are expanding video monitoring of abattoirs. This must be in accordance with data protection regulations and will thus be planned well.
In addition to the established training of employees who work with animal protection on site, modern e-learning training will also be implemented.
Through Tönnies Research, we have initiated research into alternatives to stunning for pigs – as soon as findings are available, we will identify how we can improve.
Research into animal welfare
What does the research department do at Tönnies?
Act responsibly: transportation, waiting areas, delivery for slaughter, deep stunning, bleeding and checks. We do not rest with the currently available technology but look for alternative stunning methods in order to perform the stunning process in a gentler way. Whether it take the form of gas, foam or other alternatives, at Tönnies Research scientists are working on the concept of stunning.
The four groups of the Advisory Board
It is the task of Tönnies Research to lay the foundation for further scientific findings through the development of basic research in the fields of nutrition, animal husbandry and transportation. An Advisory Board with twelve members, including scientists, animal rights activists and representatives of associations and institutions, discusses research projects and makes decisions.
More information: www.toennies-forschung.de