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Animal Welfare
Views sought on protecting animal welfare at slaughter

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THE administrations in England, Scotland and Wales are all separately seeking views on their proposals for implementing new European legislation on protecting the welfare of animals at the time of slaughter.

EU Regulation 1099/2009, on the protection of animals at the time of killing, is due to come into force on January 1, 2013. It provides a legal framework to ensure that the best possible welfare standards are achieved when animals are killed in specific situations. It will apply …

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