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Animals: Slaughter

House of Lords written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

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Photo of Lord Moonie Lord Moonie Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many abattoirs are licensed to carry out animal slaughter without stunning the animal first.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

There are currently 346 approved slaughterhouses operating in Great Britain. There is no separate approval of slaughterhouses carrying out animal slaughter without prior stunning. However, where bovine animals are slaughtered by a religious method the restraining pen used must be approved by the Minister as required under Schedule 12 of the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995 (as amended). Eight restraining pens have been approved in England and Wales and are currently operational.

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