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China’s first official guidelines on slaughtering chickens outline a more humane approach that may help with sales and concerns of animal activists

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he voluntary guidelines, issued in Shandong Province, call for a three-hour limit on the transportation time endured by a live chicken, holding the animals with both hands and anesthetizing them prior to killing them. The steps may help sell the meat in high-end markets, where consumers have greater concerns about animal welfare.
12 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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