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

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Part IIIKilling

Methods of killing animals

13.  No person shall kill, or cause or permit to be killed, any animal except by one of the following methods—

(a)free bullet;


(c)for birds only, decapitation or dislocation of the neck; or

(d)exposure of pigs and birds to gas mixtures in accordance with Schedule 7.

Specific requirements for killing by electrocution

14.  No person shall kill, or cause or permit to be killed, any animal by electrocution unless—

(a)the strength and duration of the current used are sufficient to kill immediately an animal of that species; and

(b)the animal has been stunned in accordance with paragraph 5, or with paragraphs 8 and 9, or with paragraphs 10 and 11.

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