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

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Slaughter or killing of animals which have experienced pain or suffering and unweaned animals

4.  The occupier of a slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard and any person engaged in the movement or lairaging of any animal shall ensure that—

(a)any animal which has experienced pain or suffering during transport or following its arrival at the slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard; and

(b)any animal which is too young to take solid feed;

is slaughtered or killed immediately.

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