1. to promote the humane treatment of animals of a type normally kept for an agricultural purpose, and such other animals as the trustees may decide,
(a) during transport;
(b) in lairage;
(c) at market or otherwise while being offered for sale; or
(d) at the time of or at any other stage in the slaughter or killing process.
2. to further the prevention of suffering of such animals in the slaughter and killing process and improve their welfare by:(a) seeking to introduce reforms;(b) promoting improved methods and practices;(c) providing advice, training, and education;(d) undertaking or supporting research; or(e) such other methods as the trustees agree will further this purpose.
in this constitution the following words shall have the following meanings:
agricultural purpose: an animal bred, kept, or killed for the production of food, wool or skin or other farming purposes.
at the time of slaughter or killing: the period between the animal arriving at the premises where it is to be killed and the time of death. where the animal is not removed to a particular premises for the purpose of being killed, the relevant period shall be from the time that preparations to kill the animal are commenced and the time of death.
market: a market place or sale-yard or any other premises or place to which animals are brought from other places and exposed for sale and includes any lairage adjoining a market.
slaughter or killing: the killing of an animal by any means and in any circumstances.
transport: the conveyance of an animal by whatever means, whether for commercial or other purpose, and including the collection, handling, driving, loading and unloading of the animal.