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

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Handling animals after slaughter by a religious method

7.  The occupier of a slaughterhouse in which animals are slaughtered by a religious method and any person engaged in the slaughter by a religious method of any animal shall ensure that where the animal has not been stunned, or stunned and pithed, before bleeding it is not moved until it is unconscious and in any event not before the expiry of—

(a)in the case of any sheep or any goat, a period of not less than 20 seconds; and

(b)in the case of any bovine animal, a period of not less than 30 seconds,

after it has been slaughtered in the manner described in paragraph 6.

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