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The Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995

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Regulation 28(2)

SCHEDULE 14AMENDMENTS OF ENACTMENTS AND REGULATIONS

Firearms Act 1968 (c. 27)

1.  In section 10(1) of the Firearms Act 1968 (slaughter of animals), for the words “section 39 of the Slaughterhouses Act 1974 or section 15 of the Slaughter of Animals (Scotland) Act 1980” there shall be substituted “the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995 to slaughter horses, cattle, sheep, swine or goats”.

Slaughterhouses Act 1974 (c. 3)

2.—(1) In subsections (2)(c) and (3) of section 2 of the Slaughterhouses Act 1974 (slaughterhouse licences and applications for such licences), the words “under section 38 below” shall cease to have effect.

(2) In section 4(3) of that Act (knacker’s yard licences and applications for such licences), the words “under section 38 below” shall cease to have effect.

(3) In section 16(1)(c) of that Act (management of public slaughterhouses), for the words “Part II of this Act, animals to which section 36 below applies” there shall be substituted “the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995, horses (including hinnies, asses and mules), cattle, sheep, swine or goats”.

(4) In section 38(1) of that Act (regulations for securing humane conditions of slaughter in slaughterhouses and knackers' yards), for the words “animals to which section 36 above applies” (in both places where they appear) there shall be substituted “horses, cattle, sheep, swine or goats”.

Slaughter of Animals (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 13)

3.—(1) The Slaughter of Animals (Scotland) Act 1980 shall be amended as follows.

(2) In section 9 (securing humane conditions in slaughterhouses and knackers' yards)—

(a)in subsection (3), for the words from “those” to “Act” substitute “a fine of level 3 on the standard scale or imprisonment for a term of six months or both”; and

(b)after subsection (3) add—

(4) Where a person convicted of an offence against regulations made under this section is—

(a)registered in respect of premises under section 4; or

(b)the holder of a licence granted under section 6,

of this Act, the court may, where such registration or licence relates to premises where the offence was committed, in addition to any other penalty cancel the registration or the licence as the case may be..

(3) In section 19(1) (enforcement), for the words from “(i) sections” to “section 10” substitute “sections 7 and 14, and any regulations made under section 9”.

(4) In section 19A (code of practice)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)in paragraph (a)(i), for the words “10 and 12 to 16” substitute “13 and 14”; and

(ii)in paragraph (a)(ii), for the words “any of those sections” substitute “section 9 of this Act”; and

(b)in subsection (7)—

(i)in paragraph (a), for the words “10 and 12 to 16” substitute “13 and 14”; and

(ii)in paragraph (b), for the words “any of those sections” substitute “section 9 of this Act”.

(5) In section 20 (regulations), for “Any” substitute “The”.

Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/539)

6.—(1) In regulation 2 of the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995 the definition of “the Humane Conditions Regulations” shall cease to have effect.

(2) In regulation 7(2)(b) of the said regulations, for the words “regulation 21 or, in Scotland, 11 of the Humane Conditions Regulations (animals in pain etc.)” there shall be substituted “paragraph 2(e), 4 or 5 of Schedule 3 to the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995”.

(3) In regulation 12(4) and in paragraph 2 of Schedule 8 of the said Regulations, for the words “regulation 21 or, in Scotland, 11 of the Humane Conditions Regulations” there shall be substituted “paragraph 2(e), 4 or 5 of Schedule 3 to the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995”.

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