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

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Regulation 12

SCHEDULE 8Additional provisions for the Slaughter or Killing of Horses in Slaughterhouses and Knackers' Yards

1.  Subject to paragraph 3, no person shall slaughter or kill, or cause or permit to be slaughtered or killed, any horse in a slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard except in a room or a bay which has been provided for the slaughter or killing of horses by the occupier of the slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard in accordance with paragraph 2(e) of Schedule 2 (which relates to additional provisions for horses).

2.  Subject to paragraph 3, no person shall slaughter or kill, or cause or permit to be slaughtered or killed, any horse in a slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard—

(a)in a room or bay in which there are the remains of a horse or other animal; or

(b)within sight of any other horse.

3.  Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply in the case of a horse slaughtered or killed in accordance with paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 (which relates to emergency slaughter and killing).

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