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Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Method of slaughter

6.  Any person who slaughters by a religious method any animal which has not been stunned before bleeding shall—

(a)before each animal is slaughtered, inspect the knife to be used and ensure that it is not used unless it is undamaged and of sufficient size and sharpness to be capable of being used to slaughter the animal in the manner described in sub-paragraph (b); and

(b)ensure that each animal is slaughtered by the severance, by rapid uninterrupted movements of a knife, of both its carotid arteries and both its jugular veins.

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