Our Organization

LAWA has been a major role player in animal welfare and is probably the most influential welfare organization caring for the welfare of livestock. LAWA was also the single organization in South Africa that was responsible for the initial research and design of the upright restraining cattle slaughter equipment for kosher slaughter.

In September 2004 the up-right slaughter box was finally enforced as the only acceptable method for slaughter of kosher cattle and has been installed and is presently operating in three abattoirs. LAWA was also a major contributor towards the development of livestock welfare codes, as well as SABS standards.