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The Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application and exemptions

    4. 4.Humane treatment of animals

    5. 5.Safeguarding the welfare of animals

    6. 6.Animal welfare legislation and codes

    7. 7.Codes of practice

  3. PART II REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO SLAUGHTERHOUSES AND KNACKERS' YARDS

    1. 8.Construction, equipment and maintenance of slaughterhouses and knackers' yards

    2. 9.The slaughter of animals in slaughterhouses and knackers' yards

    3. 10.The killing of animals in slaughterhouses and knackers' yards

    4. 11.The killing of pigs and birds by exposure to gas mixtures

    5. 12.Additional provisions for the slaughter or killing of horses

  4. PART III SLAUGHTER AND KILLING ELSEWHERE THAN IN SLAUGHTERHOUSES OR KNACKERS' YARDS

    1. 13.Application of Part III

    2. 14.The slaughter of animals elsewhere than in a slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard

    3. 15.The killing of animals elsewhere than in a slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard

    4. 16.The slaughter or killing of animals elsewhere than in a slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard for private consumption

    5. 17.The killing or slaughter of animals for the purpose of disease control

    6. 18.The killing of fox and mink which are farmed for their fur

    7. 19.The killing of surplus chicks and embryos in hatchery waste

    8. 20.Birds awaiting slaughter at place of purchase

  5. PART IV SLAUGHTER BY A RELIGIOUS METHOD

    1. 21.Additional requirements for slaughter by a religious method

    2. 22.Exemption for slaughter by a religious method

  6. PART V EXECUTION, OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

    1. 23.Powers of authorised persons

    2. 24.Obstruction

    3. 25.Offences by bodies corporate

    4. 26.Offences and penalties

    5. 27.Defence

  7. PART VI REPEALS, REVOCATIONS AND AMENDMENTS

    1. 28.Repeals, revocations and amendments

  8. Signature

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. Schedule 1

      The licensing of slaughtermen

    2. Schedule 2

      The construction, equipment and maintenance of slaughterhouses and knackers' yards

    3. Schedule 3

      Requirements for animals awaiting slaughter or killing

    4. Schedule 4

      Restraint of animals before stunning, slaughter or killing

    5. Schedule 5

      Stunning or killing of animals other than animals reared for fur

    6. Schedule 6

      Bleeding or pithing of animals

    7. Schedule 7

      Killing pigs and birds by exposure to gas mixtures

    8. Schedule 8

      Additional provisions for the slaughter or killing of horses in slaughterhouses and knackers' yards

    9. Schedule 9

      Slaughter or killing methods for the purpose of disease control

    10. Schedule 10

      Methods of killing fox and mink

    11. Schedule 11

      Killing of surplus chicks and embryos in hatchery waste

    12. Schedule 12

      Additional provisions for slaughter by a religious method

    13. Schedule 13

      Repeals

    14. Schedule 14

      Amendments of enactments and regulations

    15. Schedule 15

      Revocations

  10. Explanatory Note

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