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

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Additional requirements for slaughterhouses or knackers' yards to which animals are delivered other than in containers

2.  In addition to the requirements of paragraph 1, the occupier of a slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard to which animals are delivered other than in containers shall ensure that—

(a)any equipment for unloading such animals is of a suitable height and design for that purpose, has non-slip flooring and, if necessary, is provided with lateral protection;

(b)any bridge, ramp, and gangway is fitted with sides, railings or some other means of protection to prevent animals falling off them;

(c)any exit and entry ramp has the minimum possible incline;

(d)all passageways are so constructed as to minimise the risk of injury to any animal and so arranged as to take account of the gregarious tendencies of the animals which use them; and

(e)where the slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard is one in which horses are slaughtered or killed, a separate room or bay is provided there for use for the slaughter or killing of horses.

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