RSPCA welfare standards for farmed Atlantic salmon (iv) September 2015
The Five Freedoms will be better provided for if those who have care of livestock
caring and responsible planning and management
skilled, knowledgeable and conscientious stockmanship
appropriate environmental design
considerate handling and transport
Guide to the use of the RSPCA welfare standards
(i) The numbered requirements are the standards, all of which must be complied with.
(ii) Boxed sections (indicated by ) give additional information, including: providing the
reasoning behind a standard, expanding on a standard, stating how a standard can/will be
assessed and/or highlighting areas where the standards will be reviewed in the future.
(iii) It is expected that all relevant UK legislation regarding farm animal husbandry and welfare
on-farm, during transport, and at the abattoir, will be fully implemented in addition to the
RSPCA welfare standards.