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Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 of 24 September 2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing (Text with EEA relevance)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. CHAPTER I SUBJECT MATTER, SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS

    1. Article 1.Subject matter and scope

    2. Article 2.Definitions

  3. CHAPTER II GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

    1. Article 3.General requirements for killing and related operations

    2. Article 4.Stunning methods

    3. Article 5.Checks on stunning

    4. Article 6.Standard operating procedures

    5. Article 7.Level and certificate of competence

    6. Article 8.Instructions for the use of restraining and stunning equipment

    7. Article 9.Use of restraining and stunning equipment

    8. Article 10.Private domestic consumption

    9. Article 11.Direct supply of small quantities of poultry, rabbits and hares

    10. Article 12.Imports from third countries

    11. Article 13.Development and dissemination of guides to good practice

  4. CHAPTER III ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO SLAUGHTERHOUSES

    1. Article 14.Layout, construction and equipment of slaughterhouses

    2. Article 15.Handling and restraining operations at slaughterhouses

    3. Article 16.Monitoring procedures at slaughterhouses

    4. Article 17.Animal welfare officer

  5. CHAPTER IV DEPOPULATION AND EMERGENCY KILLING

    1. Article 18.Depopulation

    2. Article 19.Emergency killing

  6. CHAPTER V COMPETENT AUTHORITY

    1. Article 20.Scientific support

    2. Article 21.Certificate of competence

  7. CHAPTER VI NON-COMPLIANCE, PENALTIES AND IMPLEMENTING POWERS

    1. Article 22. Non-compliance

    2. Article 23.Penalties

    3. Article 24.Implementing rules

    4. Article 25.Committee procedure

  8. CHAPTER VII FINAL PROVISIONS

    1. Article 26.Stricter national rules

    2. Article 27.Reporting

    3. Article 28.Repeal

    4. Article 29.Transitional provisions

    5. Article 30.Entry into force

  9. Signature

    1. ANNEX I

      LIST OF STUNNING METHODS AND RELATED SPECIFICATIONS

      1. CHAPTER I Methods

      2. CHAPTER II Specific requirements for certain methods

        1. 1. Non-penetrative captive bolt device

        2. 2. Maceration

        3. 3. Cervical dislocation and percussive blow to the head

        4. 4. Head-only electrical stunning

          1. 4.1. When using head-only electrical stunning, electrodes shall span the brain...

          2. 4.2. Head-only electrical stunning shall be carried out in accordance with...

        5. 5. Head-to-body electrical stunning

          1. 5.1. Animals of the ovine, caprine and porcine species.

          2. 5.2. Foxes

          3. 5.3. Chinchillas

        6. 6. Electrical waterbath stunning of poultry

          1. 6.1. Animals shall not be shackled if they are too small...

          2. 6.2. Shackles shall be wet before live birds are shackled and...

          3. 6.3. For animals referred to in Table 2, waterbath stunning shall...

        7. 7. Carbon dioxide at high concentration

        8. 8. Carbon dioxide, use of inert gases or a combination of...

        9. 9. Carbon monoxide (pure source or associated with other gases)

          1. 9.1. Animals shall be kept under visual supervision at all times....

          2. 9.2. They shall be introduced one by one, and it shall...

          3. 9.3. Animals shall remain in the chamber until they are dead....

          4. 9.4. Gas produced by an engine specially adapted for the purpose...

          5. 9.5. Animals shall not be placed in the chamber until the...

        10. 10. Low atmospheric pressure stunning

          1. 10.1. During the first phase, the decompression rate shall not be...

          2. 10.2. During a second phase, a minimum standard sea level atmospheric...

          3. 10.3. The pressure time curve shall be adjusted to ensure that...

          4. 10.4. The chamber shall be leak tested and pressure gauges calibrated...

          5. 10.5. Records of absolute vacuum pressure, time of exposure, temperature and...

    2. ANNEX II

      LAYOUT, CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT OF SLAUGHTERHOUSES

      1. 1. All lairage facilities

        1. 1.1. Ventilation systems shall be designed, constructed and maintained so that...

        2. 1.2. Where mechanical means of ventilation are required, provision shall be...

        3. 1.3. Lairage facilities shall be designed and constructed so as to...

        4. 1.4. Lairage facilities shall be designed and constructed so as to...

      2. 2. Lairage facilities for animals not delivered in containers

        1. 2.1. Pens, passageways and races shall be designed and constructed to...

        2. 2.2. Ramps and bridges shall be equipped with lateral protection to...

        3. 2.3. The water supply system in pens shall be designed, constructed...

        4. 2.4. When a waiting pen is used, it shall be constructed...

        5. 2.5. Floors shall be built and maintained in such a way...

        6. 2.6. Where slaughterhouses have field lairages without natural shelter or shade,...

      3. 3. Restraining equipment and facilities

        1. 3.1. Restraining equipment and facilities shall be designed, built and maintained...

        2. 3.2. For animals of bovine species, restraining boxes used in conjunction...

      4. 4. Electrical stunning equipment (except waterbath stunning equipment)

        1. 4.1. Electrical stunning equipment shall be fitted with a device which...

        2. 4.2. Automatic electrical stunning equipment associated to a restrainer shall deliver...

      5. 5. Waterbath stunning equipment

        1. 5.1. Shackle lines shall be designed and positioned in such a...

        2. 5.2. Shackle lines shall be designed in such a way that...

        3. 5.3. The whole length of the shackle line up to the...

        4. 5.4. The size and shape of the metal shackles shall be...

        5. 5.5. Waterbath stunning equipment shall be equipped with an electrically insulated...

        6. 5.6. The waterbath shall be designed in such a way that...

        7. 5.7. The electrodes in waterbath stunning equipment shall extend the full...

        8. 5.8. A system in contact with the breast of the birds...

        9. 5.9. Access to the waterbath stunning equipment shall be available to...

        10. 5.10. Waterbath stunning equipment shall be fitted with a device which...

      6. 6. Gas stunning equipment for pigs and poultry

        1. 6.1. Gas stunners, including conveyor belts, shall be designed and built...

        2. 6.2. The gas stunner shall be equipped to measure continuously, display...

        3. 6.3. The gas stunner shall be designed in a manner that,...

      7. 7. Low atmospheric pressure stunning

        1. 7.1. Low atmospheric pressure stunning equipment shall be designed and built...

        2. 7.2. The system shall be equipped to measure continuously, display and...

    3. ANNEX III

      OPERATIONAL RULES FOR SLAUGHTERHOUSES

      1. 1. The arrival, moving and handling of animals

        1. 1.1. The welfare conditions of each consignment of animals shall be...

        2. 1.2. Animals shall be unloaded as quickly as possible after arrival...

        3. 1.3. Containers in which animals are transported shall be kept in...

        4. 1.4. When containers are put one on top of the other,...

        5. 1.5. For the purpose of slaughter, unweaned animals, lactating dairy animals,...

        6. 1.6. Mammals, except rabbits and hares, which are not taken directly...

        7. 1.7. A steady supply of animals for stunning and killing shall...

        8. 1.8. It shall be prohibited to:

        9. 1.9. The use of instruments which administer electric shocks shall be...

        10. 1.10. Animals shall not be tied by the horns, antlers or...

        11. 1.11. Animals which are unable to walk shall not be dragged...

      2. 2. Additional rules for mammals in lairage (except for rabbits and...

        1. 2.1. Each animal shall have enough space to stand up, lie...

        2. 2.2. Animals shall be kept securely in the lairage and care...

        3. 2.3. For each pen it shall be indicated with a visible...

        4. 2.4. Every day that the slaughterhouse operates, before any animal arrives,...

        5. 2.5. The condition and state of health of the animals in...

      3. 3. Bleeding of animals

        1. 3.1. Where one person is responsible for the stunning, shackling, hoisting...

        2. 3.2. In case of simple stunning or slaughter in accordance with...

        3. 3.3. Birds shall not be slaughtered by means of automatic neck...

    4. ANNEX IV

      CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR EXAMINATION OF COMPETENCE

      1. Slaughter operations listed in Article 7(2) Subjects for examination of...

      2. Killing operations listed in Article 7(3) Subjects for examination of...

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