In a report released on May 28, Britain's Farm Animal Welfare Council has proposed six principles for the humane slaughter of poultry, according to a news report. 

FAWC has urged the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs to implement the new guidelines as the current welfare standard before and during slaughter is poor.

The guidelines cover the welfare of birds from the time they are hauled from farms to when they are stunned and killed. It suggests poultry handlers be better trained, and to ensure the bird is unconscious when slaughtered.