A particular concern of ours is to ensure that the slaughtering process is as stress-free as possible. The animals are gently stunned, before the actual slaughtering process begins. At the end of the stunning tunnel is the so-called carousel. Here the chickens are hung from an endless chain by their feet. As the animals are stunned, this process is stress-free, not only for the animals but also for the employees. This also minimises dust development. Each employee can adjust their individual working height with platforms, enabling us to provide ergonomically optimum working conditions. The gas stunning method has been included in the new Animal Welfare Slaughtering Regulations (“Tierschutzschlachtverordnung”), which will come into force in 2013.