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The Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995

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1.  The requirements of this Schedule shall not apply to any person who—

(a)for emergency reasons relating to the welfare of any animal has to slaughter or kill that animal immediately;

(b)slaughters or kills any animal elsewhere than in a slaughterhouse or knacker’s yard, provided that he is the owner of the animal and the slaughter or killing is for his private consumption;

(c)slaughters or kills any animal other than for a commercial purpose;

(d)kills by means of a free bullet any animal in the field;

(e)kills a bird by means of dislocation of the neck or decapitation on premises forming part of an agricultural holding on which the bird was reared;

(f)kills any animal for the purpose of disease control in accordance with Schedule 9;

(g)kills any fox or mink in accordance with Schedule 10;

(h)kills surplus chicks or embryos in hatchery waste in accordance with Schedule 11;

(i)operates any automatic equipment used to stun, slaughter or kill any animal without performing any of the operations specified in paragraph 3 below;

(j)shackles birds before stunning or killing; or

(k)is a veterinary surgeon acting in the exercise of his profession or a person acting under the direction of a veterinary surgeon so acting.

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