The implementation of Council Regulation 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing

DescriptionConsultation on the implementation of EU Regulation 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at time of killing.
ISBN9781780458120
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateAugust 29, 2012

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ISBN 978 1 78045 812 0 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 12967

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Contents

Executive Summary
Background
The issue
Key points
Directly applicable measures
Certificates of Competence
Existing national rules
New national rules
Religious slaughter
Differences within the UK
Compulsory CCTV
Conclusion

Part I: About this consultation
Topic of this consultation
Scope of this consultation
Geographical extent
Business and regulatory impact assessment
Audience
Body Responsible for the consultation
Duration
How to make an enquiry
The Scottish Government Consultation Process
Responding to this consultation paper
Handling your response
Next steps in the process
Comments and complaints

Part II: Background information
Purpose and Scope of Regulation 1099/2009
Objectives for intervention
Previous consultation
Directly applicable measures in Regulation 1099/2009
Scope
Certificates of Competence
Guides to Good Practice
Animal Welfare Officer
Management practices
Operational practices
Stunning
Restraint
Slaughter for religious purposes
Scientific advice
Enforcement
National Rules
Falling out of Scope
Enforcement

Part III: Detailed implementation proposals
Implementing regulations
Competent authority
Derogations
Guides to Good Practice
Certificates of Competence
Requirements
Training
Application for a Temporary CoC
Application for a CoC
Refusal, suspension and withdrawal of CoCs
CoC Transitional arrangements
Simplified Procedure for three years' professional experience
Falling out of Scope
National rules
Existing national rules
New stricter national rules
National Rule Differences between Devolved Administrations
Monitoring procedures and CCTV
Transitional measures
Enforcement
Administrative Sanctions
Welfare Improvement and Stop Notices
Amending or withdrawing a certificate of competence
Offences and penalties
Powers of entry
Appeals
Fees

Part IV: Any other comments

Annex 1: Qualification Certificate - proposed module titles
Bird unit groups
Mammal unit groups

Annex 2: WASK provisions considered to provide more extensive welfare protection than regulation 1099/2009
Birds for sale outside a slaughterhouse or knackers yard
Bleeding & pithing
Care and handling pre-slaughter
Certificate of Competence
Gas - birds
Gas - birds outside a slaughterhouse
Gas - pigs
Horses - facilities
Horses - killing
Lairage
Maintenance
Religious slaughter - animals
Religious slaughter - birds
Religious slaughter - general
Restraint
Slaughter for disease control
Stunning
Surplus chicks

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