Slaughter of Poultry (Humane Conditions) Regulations

Applies to EnglandApplies to WalesApplies to Scotland

Title: Slaughter of Poultry (Humane Conditions) Regulations

Category: England, Wales and Scotland Regulations

Date: 1984 (amended 1990)

Reference: SI 1984/2056 [Full text not available] (1990/1243 [Full text])

General Description:

These regulations re-enact the Slaughter of Poultry (Humane Conditions) Regulations 1971. They protect poultry awaiting slaughter against unnecessary pain or distress, and against bad weather, direct sunshine, lack of ventilation and delays in slaughtering. Regulations relate to requirements for lighting, the maximum periods birds may be suspended prior to slaughtering, and the minimum periods that must elapse before the birds are immersed in a scalding tank or plucked after slaughter. The maximum fine is increased from 200 to 400 for offences against these regulations.

Pertinence to Agriculture: Poultry, Livestock, Animal Welfare

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