a peasant sentenced for slaughtering animals on his farm

“I consider it my duty as a farmer to offer my animals a serene end of life that respects their dignity”

The commitment of Stéphane Dinard is not fake. In 2015, he co-founded the collective When the slaughterhouse comes to the farm with Jocelyne Porcher, researcher at the National Institute of Agronomic Research (Inra), known for being the author of numerous books on labor relations. tied through history between man and animal. “Our association aims to change the legislation on the slaughter of animals”, explains the activist of the Double, proud to lead a fight which is beginning to bear fruit. In 2018, the Egalim law, resulting from the Estates General on Food, opened the door to experimentation with mobile slaughterhouses for four years.

Administrative delays

Echoing this legislative progress, around thirty projects have sprung up all over France, the most advanced being that defended by the breeder Émilie Jeannin in Côte-d’Or.

In the Dordogne, Stéphane Dinard continues to come up against “the slowness of the administration”, despite his constant efforts to “try to unite the actors of the agricultural world and the political world around the same table”. “The Department has undertaken to include, in the future renovated version of the Ribérac slaughterhouse, equipment designed for mobile slaughter. But the work has not yet started, explains the breeder. We are also studying the possibility of a partnership with the Bergerac slaughterhouse, but nothing has been done yet”.


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