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

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14.  Regulation 12 does not apply to any person who—

(a)holds a certificate registered with the competent authority, provided that the scope of the certificate extends to the operation being undertaken;

(b)works in the presence, and under the direct supervision, of a person who holds a certificate or licence registered with the competent authority, provided that the scope of the certificate or licence extends to the operation being undertaken;

(c)works in the presence, and under the direct supervision, of a veterinary surgeon;

(d)carries out the emergency killing of an animal;

(e)kills an animal other than for a commercial purpose;

(f)for purposes other than human consumption, kills an animal in the field by means of a free bullet;

(g)for purposes other than human consumption, kills poultry by means of cervical dislocation (where there are no other methods available for stunning) on premises forming part of an agricultural holding on which the poultry were reared;

(h)kills an animal for the purpose of depopulation;

(i)kills surplus chicks or embryos in hatchery waste;

(j)is a veterinary surgeon acting in the exercise of the veterinary surgeon’s profession; or

(k)kills an animal in circumstances which are out of scope of the EU Regulation by virtue of Article 1(3)(a).

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