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Background<\/h2>

Euthanasia includes ending the life of an individual animal in a way that minimizes or eliminates pain and distress. This corresponds to the general requirement of the Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 to protect animals at the time of killing such that they are spared any avoidable pain, distress or suffering. Any person involved in the stunning or killing of animals should take the necessary measures to avoid pain and minimise distress and suffering during the killing process, considering the best practices in the field.<\/p>" } , { "identifier": "element_21793608", "type": "modularcontent", "gkzindexmanual": { "title": "", "gkz_content_id": ["416278"] } } , { "type": "text", "html": "

Key areas and animal-based indicators<\/h2>

An enhanced focus on animal-based indicators (ABI) is recommended in the review<\/a>, by applying measurable and objective outcome-based criteria on animals. ABI should be used to assess animal welfare at the time of killing. In the review, the following four relevant key areas and corresponding animal welfare indicators are described to assess pig welfare in the killing process:<\/p>