Slaughter Animal Welfare Regulation

Original Language Title: Tierschutz-Schlachtverordnung

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312. Regulation of the Minister of health on the protection of animals during the slaughter or killing (welfare regulation of battle of)

On the basis of § 32 para 6 of the Federal Act on the protection of animals (animal welfare act - ed.), Federal Law Gazette I no. 118/2004 article 2, and of sections 8 and 10 of the Federal Act to implement immediately applicable Union regulations in the field of animal protection, Federal Law Gazette I no. 47/2013, both as last amended by the Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeits - adjustment Act - Federal Ministry of health, Federal Law Gazette I no. 80/2013, articles 18 and 22 , is prescribed in the agreement with the Federal Minister of agriculture and forestry, environment and water management and the Federal Ministry of science, research and economy:

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General terms and conditions

Scope

§ 1. This regulation lays down: 1. implementing rules for Regulation (EC) no 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of the killing OJ No. L 303 of November 18, 2009 p. 1, as amended by the amending OJ No. L 326 of the 11.11.2014 p. 6, a) with regard to article 21 Regulation (EC) No. 1099 / 2009 required training and need the proof of competence (section 2), b) on slaughterhouses verifications (article 3), 2. individual provisions for the slaughter or killing of animals, by Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009 exempt or not regulated (section 4) are , namely a) the storage, slaughter and killing of edible fish, frogs, crustaceans and shellfish, b) killing food animals, c) the slaughter of poultry, rabbits and hares outside the slaughterhouse for the own use of the keeper, 3. the approach to the ritual slaughter of animals without Anaesthetization (article 5).

Definitions

§ 2. The definitions of Regulation (EC) apply to this Regulation No. 1099/2009.

2. section

Implementing measures for article 21 of Regulation (EC) no 1099/2009

Required skills and training

§ 3 (1) are prerequisites for obtaining a certificate of competence in accordance with article 21 of Regulation (EC) no 1099/2009: 1 the successful completion of a modular structured training, in which the following modules are completed: a) a basic module to the extent of two lessons, in the context of which Nos. 1 and 2 are taught the syllabus of the annex E and b) depending on the certificate of competence should be requested for which species , the following modules, each the teaching content of Annex E Nos. 3 and 4 based on the individual animal species are conveyed to the extent of two lessons, in which: aa) module poultry, rabbits and hares, bb) module pigs, cc) engine small ruminants, dd) module cattle and equines as well as 2 a practical training in the extent of one practice day per animal species placed by and under the supervision and instruction of a person , which is in the possession of a certificate of competence or a completed this equivalent training in accordance with Annex D.

Attendance at the practical training referred to in no. 2 is to be confirmed by the person Executive in.

(2) for the slaughter of farm venison and bison using a firearm, the positively completed social studies course is "Shooting game in the enclosure" of the Association of Austrian wild holder required to obtain proof of competence.

Courseware

§ 4. The training materials are from the in § 8 para 2 of the Federal Act on the implementation of the Federal Ministry of health for review to submit posts referred directly applicable Union legal provisions in the field of animal protection.

Completion of the training and examination

5. (1) the training referred to in article 3, paragraph 1 Z 1 completes successfully, if the following requirements are met: presence of continuous 1 and 2 positive completed test.

(2) the test is to hold at the end of the training. It is by an examination board consisting of a presenter and at least another independent person, which was ordered by the implementing agency to the examiner, to take off. As auditors of the only persons may be ordered, which itself owned a proof of competence or have training equivalent to that referred to in Annex D.

(3) over the entire testing a testing protocol is to create that has to contain at least the following information: 1 name of the members of the examination Board, 2. date and place testing, 3. pre-and last name and date of birth of the tested person, 4. indication of the completed module or the completed modules 5. result of the audit.

(4) the testing protocol is signed by the members of the examination Board and to keep details of the educational institution at least five years; This can be done by computer-assisted storage. The authority is requested to grant access.

Delivery of a certificate of competence

Section 6 (1) has the authority with proof of successful completion of the training referred to in articles 3 and 5, and proof of the practical training referred to in article 3, paragraph 1 according to the model of Annex F to exhibit the certificate of competence Z 2, the absence of a written declaration by the applicant in accordance with article 21 para. 6 of Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009.

(2) as far as the requisite knowledge only for certain animals or animal species, or activities are demonstrated, the certificate of competence on this is to restrict.

(3) the certificate of competence is to exhibit indefinitely, unless there are reasons for a time limit referred to in article 21 paragraph 5 of Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009 before. No further temporary certificate of competence can be followed on a temporary certificate of competence.

The certificate of competence equivalent qualifications

Section 7 (1) as equivalent to the certificate of competence in accordance with article 21 of Regulation (EC) no 1099/2009 the training referred to in Annex D apply.

(2) a certificate of competence of the competent authority is on request a person who has completed an equivalent to the certificate of competence training referred to in Annex D, to exhibit.

3. section

Implementing rules for Regulation (EC) no 1099/2009 as regards the checks undertaken at slaughterhouses

Monitoring and control

§ 8. The verification of compliance with the provisions of Regulation (EC) no 1099/2009, as well as the national provisions in accordance with § 32 para 3 to 5 ed. is carried out according to annex I section I section II point B 2a and point C of Regulation (EC) No. 854/2004 with specific rules for the organisation of official controls for human consumption certain products of animal origin (OJ L 139 of 30.04.2004, corrected by OJ No. L 226, 25.6.2004) by the official veterinarian in accordance with § 6 animal welfare regulation.

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Regulations for the slaughter or killing of animals No. 1099/2009 are not regulated by the Regulation (EC)

General requirements

§ 9 (1) when the spend, lairaging, restraint, stunning, slaughter and killing in § 1 Z 2 mentioned animals must these unjustifiable pain, suffering, damage and severe anxiety spared.

(2) in the slaughter or killing the person who performs the slaughter or killing, must have sufficient basic knowledge, so that it is ensured that the provisions of paragraph 1 are complied.

Special provisions

10. (1) fish, frogs, crustaceans and shellfish are to be kept in accordance with Annex B, to slaughter and killing.

(2) food animals are listed in Annex C to kill. For the killing of animals referred to in Annex C to be fed to Zoo animals are species specific provisions of Regulation (EC) no 1099/2009 shall apply.

5. section

Ritual slaughter

Special regulations for ritual slaughter

§ 11. Ritual slaughter without prior stunning in accordance with § 32 para 3 to 5 ed. are to comply with the provisions of the annex.

(2) the certificate of a legally recognised religion society required in accordance with Annex A No. 3 with regard to the implementation of the shaft cut applies to carry out this an activity as the certificate of competence equivalent within the meaning of article 21 paragraph 7 of Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009. All other activities in connection with ritual slaughter may be made only by persons with a certificate of competence or one that equivalent training in accordance with Annex D.

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Entry into force

Entry into force and expiry

12. (1) this regulation with 1 October 2015 enter into force.

(2) with entry into force of this regulation occurs the welfare battle regulation, Federal Law Gazette II No. 488/2004 as amended by Federal Law Gazette II No. 31 / 2006, except force.

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ANNEX A

Special rules for ritual slaughter

In addition to the provisions of § 32 para. 5 of the animal welfare act is to consider the following ritual slaughter: 1 the fixation of slaughter animals without unnecessary concern, if necessary with the aid of a device, in the way must, that stretched neck posture is possible and is guaranteed, that the wound during and after the cut remains open the safe execution of the shaft style.

2.

Before cutting to the opening of the blood vessels, that person Z 5 ed. immediately subsequent stunning carries out in accordance with article 32, paragraph 5, has to complete their necessary preparations and to take the appropriate position for the implementation of the stun.

3. the shaft cut must perform only by a person who can demonstrate a legally recognised religious society by means of a certificate that she is entitled to.

4. the cutting at the opening of the blood vessels in the neck area is swiftly after the immobilization immediately and perform using a clean and smooth stainless steel knife, that is at least twice as long as the neck of the animal to kill, may be not, pointed and is to check immediately before the cut on its smoothness and sharpness. While the two carotid arteries may not be extended.

5. the further manipulation (such as lifting, ejection from a fixing unit), as well as the processing of the carcass may begin only after the end of the bleeding out, but not before five minutes after the shaft cut.

ANNEX B

PROVISIONS relating to the keeping and killing of edible fish, frogs, CRUSTACEANS and shellfish 1 live food fish may be kept only in containers, whose water volume sufficient movement offers the animals. Incompatible fish must be kept separated. Is to take into account the hit -, temperature - and light needs of individual species. In particular, an adequate exchange of water and an adequate oxygen supply of the animals must be ensured. The values in the following table are taken into account when the caging of edible fish: trout



CARP



Eels



Catfish



Pike



Temperature



5-11°C



10-15 ° C



10-15 ° C



10-15 ° C



10-15 ° C



Ph



6.5-8



6.5-8.5



6.5-8.5



6.5-8.5



6.5-8.5



minimum O2 content at the end



6-7 mg/l



5 mg / l



5 mg / l



5 mg / l



5 mg / l



Haelterungsdauer



10 days



4 weeks



4 weeks



4 weeks



10 days



Max.

Stocking densities

kg/1000 l



50 kg



200 kg



200 kg



100 kg



50 kg



special protection measures



-



-



Secure and outlet



darken



-

 

2.
The general condition and State of health of the animals is to be checked every morning and every evening by the staff. Dead animals must be removed immediately from the container.

3. who slaughters a fish or kill, must stun them immediately before slaughter or killing. Without prior stunning may a) flatfish by a quick cut that severed the throat and the spine and b) eels, if they are caught not professional, through a bite by delimiting the spine close behind the head and immediately remove of the viscera including the heart be slaughtered or killed.

4. when the electrical stunning of Aalen, drinking water with an electrical conductivity of under 1000 is to use micro-Siemens per centimeter (μs/cm). Before stunning is to measure the electrical conductivity of the water in the stunning plant and adjust the current density required for the stunning. This is the applied voltage to adjust so that between the electrodes an alternating current in amperes (A) per square decimetre (dm2) power-zufuehrender electrode surface flows, which corresponds to the current density is given in the following table for the appropriate electrical conductivity: conductivity of water

(Microsiemens per centimeter μS / cm)



Current density

(Ampère per square decimetre - A / dm2-)



up to 250



0.10



over 250 to 500



0.13



over 500 to 750



0.16



over 750 to 1000



0.19 5.
The stunning current must flow for at least five minutes. After the end of the flow, the eels are directly to sucking up to extract and to slaughter.

6. regarding stun other fish species, the current recommendations of the OIE are to be used.

7 frogs are to kill by rapid and complete removal of the head.

8 crustaceans and shellfish, except oysters, may be not kept on ice and killed only in severely scalding water. The water must completely cover them and continue boiling for her Encore. Derogation, shellfish in over 100 degrees Celsius hot steam may be killed. Crustaceans are numb to the killing.

ANNEX C

KILLING FOOD ANIMALS

Acceptable procedures for the slaughter of food animals:



Species



Permissible killing method



Fish 1.)
Decapitation in animals with a weight up to a maximum of 250 grams 2.)
Stunning blow to the head; immediately following stitch in the neck or in the heart 3.)
Stunning blow to the head; immediately following cervical dislocation



Domestic poultry

(up 4 weeks old)

1) cutting off the head 2.)
Stunning blow on the head and immediately subsequent bleeding



Mouse 1.)
Cutting off the head 2.)
Cervical dislocation with subsequent bleeding 3.)
Cervical dislocation (without subsequent bleeding) 4.).
Inhalation of CO2 (from the 21 day) 5.)
Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing through shipment in liquid nitrogen 6.).
Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing



Rat 1.)
Cutting off the head 2.)
Cervical dislocation with subsequent bleeding 3.)
Cervical dislocation (without subsequent bleeding) 4.)
Inhalation of CO2 (from the 21 day) 5.)
Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing through shipment in liquid nitrogen 6.)
Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing



Hamster 1.)
Cutting off the head 2.)
Cervical dislocation with subsequent bleeding 3.)
Cervical dislocation (without subsequent bleeding) in dwarf hamsters and young animals 4.).
Inhalation of CO2 (from the 21 day) 5.)
Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing through shipment in liquid nitrogen 6.)
Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing



Guinea pig 1.)
Cutting off the head 2.)
Targeted stunning blow with subsequent bleeding 3.)
Inhalation of CO2 (from the 21st day of life) 4.)
Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing through shipment in liquid nitrogen 5.)
Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing



Rabbit 1.)
Bolt with subsequent bleeding 2.)
Targeted stunning blow (neck blow) with subsequent bleeding Annex D

Training equivalent to the certificate of competence

Equivalent to the certificate of competence in accordance with article 21 paragraph 7 of Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009 is proof of: 1. the successful completion of the University of veterinary medicine, or 2. the passed final apprenticeship examinations in the teaching profession meat processing or proof of the access conditions to the meat industry in the sense of § 94 Z 19 of the GewO 1994, or 3. the successful completion of an agricultural school or an agricultural college , whose curriculum includes also the battles, or 4 one the completion of training, which includes that referred to in annex IV of to Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009 required content and equivalent recognized therefore as the certificate of competence and on a list within the meaning of article 21 paragraph 7 of Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009 on the homepage of the Federal Ministry of health is published or 5th in another Member State of the European Union as equivalent recognized or existing training , unless the Member State concerned confirms the equivalence;

6. by means of notice on the basis of Annex C point IV No. 1 of the welfare battle regulation, Federal Law Gazette II No. 488/2004, issued permits the district administrative authorities to slaughter of farm venison and bison using a firearm.



Annex E

Training content

1. relevant legislation



Teaching content



Teaching goal



Overview of community and national regulations concerning animal welfare at slaughter



Mediation of a compact overview of the essential legal requirements and interfaces for the protection of animals at slaughter 2. the importance of animal protection measures and General requirements relating to the activities in the wake of the slaughter



Teaching content



Teaching goal



Importance of animal protection measures for

-Animal welfare,

-the protection of persons, the slaughter run and

-for the quality of meat

-Handling and care of animals before their immobilization



Achieve an understanding of the behaviour and the sentience of animals as well as

Learn the effects of animal protection measures on the quality of meat and the importance for customers

Identify behaviors, suffering, stress, perception and sentience of animals 3. expertise for activities of slaughter (art. 7 para. 2)



Teaching content



Teaching goal



Immobilization of animals for the purpose of stunning or killing

Stunning of animals (practical aspects of stunning methods, knowledge of the operating instructions of the manufacturer for the type of the used stun devices, replacement method to the stunning and/or killing, basic maintenance and cleaning equipment for stunning and/or killing)

Assessment of the effectiveness of the stun

Proper bleeding



Knowledge of methods of immobilization of animals;

Basic knowledge of Anatomy and body functions, as well as basic knowledge of the behavior of animals

Mediation of different stunning methods, stun devices and their effectiveness;


Recognition of the impact and of the stunning success in the animal, review and assessment of the proper implementation;

Identify the occurrence of death, review and assessment of the proper implementation of 4.Tierschutzgerechtes battles in the individual farm animals



Teaching content



Teaching goal



General properties

Characteristics and perception of animals, signs of anxiety and stress;

real drive and perform, requirements for Treibstrecken;

Restraint of animals;

correct selection and approach of stunning equipment, stun;

Assessing the stunning success;

real stinging (neck cut, thoracic stick) and bleeding



The trainees should meet the different stunning and slaughter methods with special features for the respective species.

Recognizing the relevance of professional dealing with animals and their proper anesthesia

Recognition of the impact and of the stunning success in the animal, review and assessment of the proper implementation;

Identify the occurrence of death, review and assessment of the proper implementation



ANNEX F

Certificate of competence in accordance with Regulation (EC) no 1099/2009

 



1. information concerning the qualified person 1.1. surname: 1.2 first name: 1.3. date of birth: 1.4. country of birth and place of birth:

 

1.5. nationality:



2. number of the proof of competence:



2.1. time limit (article 21.5): O No O Yes, until...

 

2.2. valid for species: O O cattle sheep O goats O O pigs poultry

O rabbits and hares O equines O farm venison and bison

 

2.3. validity for activities: O handling and care of animals before their immobilization

     O restraining of animals for the purpose of stunning or killing

     O stun animals O evaluation of the effectiveness of the stun

     O of hooking and pulling up animals

     O bleeding animals

Validity restricted following stunning methods (in accordance with Annex I of to Regulation (EC) no 1099/2009 give): *.

 

 



3. issuing authority 3.1. name and address of the issuing body: 3.2 telephone 3.3. fax 3.4. email 3.5. date 3.6. place 3.7. official seal 3.8. name and signature: * restricting the validity on one or more specific procedures, such as the use of a firearm to the shooting of game can be entered here if necessary