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  Most of the authors have been involved in the whole process of developing the training material but each author is presented individually below. In addition to the listed authors, the working group also included the following people from the Swedish Centre for Animal Welfare (SCAW): Birgitta Staaf Larsson and Margareta Steen.  
  Veterinarian Jolanta Sundqvist from the National Food Agency has skillfully assisted with text and images in the sections on handling poultry at the slaughterhouse. The authors sincerely thank the following people who took the photographs that are included in the educational material: Sture Andersson, DMRI, Gunilla Gålne, Wolfgang Heger, Stella Maris Huertas, Jørgen B. Kjær, Lydehøj Laurits Hansen, Ulla Schmidt and Barbro Sundström.  
  Anne Algers, Senior lecturer at University of Gothenburg and PhD in Educational Sciences with IT applications. Anne is responsible for the training material and was responsible for the creation of DISA when she was employed as a project leader (MSc in agronomy – animal Science) at the Department of Food Science, SLU. She worked with animal handling at the time of slaughter and meat quality and she was also the lead author of the section about Consequences and co-author of the Quality section. She is now focusing on open education and higher education pedagogy in her position at University of Gothenburg.  
  Lotta Berg, veterinarian and Associate Professor at the Department of Animal Environment and Health, SLU Skara. She works with research on housing and care of farm animals and issues related to animal handling and animal protection, including legislation, at slaughter and other types of killing. Lotta is responsible for the section on legislation and has taken many of the pictures used in the training material.  
  Kalle Hammarberg, lead author of the section on killing and co-author of the section on quality. Veterinarian since 1969. He has worked as a district veterinarian, County veterinary officer and official veterinarian at the slaughterhouse. Chairman of the Swedish Veterinary Association's Animal welfare committee 2007-2011. Author and lecturer primarily in the subjects of sheep, goats, small-scale food production, wildlife rehabilitation and animal protection.  
  Anne Larsen, is a research technician at the Department of Animal Environment and Health, SLU Skara. She works with all species in all types of projects. Anne worked primarily with image and video editing in this training material, and also contributed to photography and filming.  
  Johan Lindsjö, veterinarian, MSc, Swedish specialist in diseases of dogs and cats, is the lead author of the section Biological principles. He has experience with animal welfare in a variety of contexts including large and small animal healthcare, international volunteer work, research on stress and wildlife health in Canada, studies of outdoor pig health, and studies of education in animal welfare at slaughter and other types of killing.  
  Anna Malmsten, Masters degree in biology and veterinarian. Has worked as a district veterinarian as well as self-employed veterinarian. Hunter. She is, and has been, involved in several wildlife research projects including the Scandinavian brown bear project, the Arctic fox project (Stockholm University) and the Wild Boar Project (SLU). Anna is responsible, together with Jonas Malmsten, for the section on farmed game and has also written sections on reindeer and rabbit.  
  Jonas Malmsten, veterinary officer, Department of pathology and wildlife diseases, National Veterinary Institute. He conducts research on reproduction and diseases in moose (SLU) and has also worked as an official veterinarian in a game handling establishment. Jonas is responsible, together with Anna Malmsten, for the section on farmed game, and has filmed the sequences and photographed some of the images used in the training material for farmed game.  
  Arne Mustonen, veterinarian and consultant (Vivet AB) at slaughterhouses and other food companies in hygiene, self-inspection, HACCP, working environment, animal transport, killing and animal protection. Arne is also a production manager and animal welfare officer at the slaughterhouse and has been an official veterinarian at the National Food Agency and district veterinarian at the Swedish Board of Agruculture. Arne is the author of the Weapons section.  
  Lina Olofsson is responsible for the sections on fur animals. She is working as a research engineer in animal welfare at the National Veterinary Institute. Has worked at SLU with research in mink behavior and with the WelFur project, the equivalent of Welfare Quality. She has a broad Masters education in Biology. Her thesis dealt with interactions between wildlife and livestock, and the enhancement of production in Kenya.  
  Viveca Sandström agronomist (animal science), had the main responsibility for the sections on animal handling and stunning. She previously worked in other slaughter-associated research projects, including the comprehensive EU initiative Welfare Quality. Viveca has a background as a veterinary nurse and also has experience in animal welfare at the agency level.  
  The authors sincerely thank the following persons who reviewed the training material:
Bo Algers, SLU
Lotta Nordensten, Swedish Board of Agriculture
Krister Scherling, National Food Agency
Birgitta Staaf Larsson, SCAW
Lars Dencik, Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities
Namir Zetali, Qibbla Halal
Karolina Thorell, Swedish Horse Council Foundation
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