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The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

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Regulation 35

SCHEDULE 6CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

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Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

1.—(1) The Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 2004(1) is amended as follows—

(2) In article 2(2) (interpretation), for the definition of “slaughtering instrument” substitute—

“slaughtering instrument” means a firearm which is specially designed or adapted for the instantaneous slaughter or killing of animals or for the instantaneous stunning of animals with a view to slaughtering or killing them;.

(3) In Schedule 1, paragraph 3 (slaughter of animals)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1), for “licensed to slaughter animals” substitute “who is the holder of a certificate of competence to slaughter animals”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (3), for the definition of “licensed” substitute—

“certificate of competence to slaughter animals” means a certificate of competence issued in respect of an operation specified in regulation 6 of the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014;.

The Meat (Official Controls Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

2.—(1) The Meat (Official Controls Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009(2) are amended as follows—

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation), in paragraph (b) of the definition “controls”—

(a)before “at slaughterhouses”, insert “pursuant to Regulation 854/2004,”; and

(b)for “the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996” substitute “Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 and the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014”.

Gangmasters Licensing (Exclusions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

3.  In Part 2 of the Schedule to the Gangmasters Licensing (Exclusions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014(3), for paragraph 12(a) substitute—

(a)a certificate of competence under the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 to slaughter or kill animals or carry out related operations; or.

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