Welcome to the DIALREL project

"Religious slaughter, improving knowledge and expertise through dialogue and debate on issues of welfare, legislation and socio-economic aspects". 


Imroving Animal Welfare during religious slaughter - recommendations for good practices  (click here) NEW


Other dialrel project reports and factsheets are now available for downloading (click here)

The DIALREL project aims to address issues relating to religious slaughter by encouraging dialogue between stakeholders and interested parties as well as gathering and dissemination of information. 

Religious slaughter has always been a controversial and emotive subject, caught between animal welfare considerations, cultural and human rights issues. There is considerable variation in current practices and the rules regarding religious requirements are still confusing. Similarly, consumer demands and concerns also need to be addressed. Therefore, there is a need for information relating to slaughter techniques as well as product range, consumer expectations, market share and socio-economic issues. This pluridisciplinary project, based on a close cooperation between veterinarians, food scientists, sociologists, jurists aims to gather this information by encouraging a constructive dialogue between interested parties.

Dialrel is a EC funded Project. The views expressed in this website are those of the Dialrel consortium and do not necessarily represent a position of the European Commission.


EC funded project involving partners in 11 countries.
N°: FP6-2005-FOOD-4-C From 1st November 2006 to Summer 2010. 
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