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

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Specific requirements for stunning by electronarcosis — electrodes

9.  No person shall use, or cause or permit to be used, electrodes to stun any animal individually unless the apparatus—

(a)incorporates a device which—

(i)measures the impedance of the load; and

(ii)prevents operation of the apparatus unless a current can be passed which is sufficient to render an animal of the species being stunned unconscious until it is dead;

(b)incorporates an audible or visible device indicating the length of time of its application to an animal; and

(c)is connected to a device indicating the voltage and the current under load, positioned so as to be clearly visible to the operator.

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