Slaughter Animal Welfare Regulation

Original Language Title: Tierschutz-Schlachtverordnung

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312. Ordinance of the Federal Minister for Health on the Protection of Animals at slaughter or killing (animal welfare slaughter regulation)

On the basis of § 32 (6) of the Federal Act on the Protection of Animals (Animal Protection Act-TSchG), BGBl. I n ° 118/2004 Article 2, and § § 8 and 10 of the Federal Act on the implementation of directly applicable EU law provisions in the field of animal welfare, BGBl. I N ° 47/2013, both last amended by the Administrative Jurisdictions-Adaptation Act-Federal Ministry of Health, BGBl. I n ° 80/2013, Art. 18 and 22, shall be assigned in agreement with the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and the Federal Minister for Science, Research and Economy:

Section 1

General provisions

Scope

§ 1. This Regulation shall contain:

1.

Detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing OJ L 327, 28.10.2009, No. 1., as amended by the corrigendum OJ L 303, 2.12.2009, p. No. OJ L 326, 11.11.2014, p. 6,

a)

in respect of the training required under Article 21 of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 and the need for proof of proof of proof (2) Section),

b)

in respect of the checks to be carried out on slaughterhouses (3. Section),

2.

individual provisions for the slaughter or killing of animals exempted or not regulated by Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 (4). Section), namely

a)

the storage, slaughter and killing of edible fish, frogs, crustaceans and shellfish,

b)

the killing of fodder animals,

c)

the slaughter of poultry, rabbits and rabbits outside the slaughterhouse for the animal's own needs;

3.

the procedure for the ritual slaughter of animals without anesthetic (5. Section).

Definitions

§ 2. For the purposes of this Regulation, the definitions laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 shall apply.

Section 2

Detailed rules for the application of Article 21 of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009

Required knowledge and training

§ 3. (1) The condition for obtaining a proof of proof in accordance with Article 21 of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 is as follows:

1.

the successful completion of a modularly structured training course, which will complete the following modules:

a)

a basic module to the extent of two lessons, within which the content of the teaching of the Annex E Z 1 and 2, and

b)

depending on the type of animal to be applied for, the following modules, each to the extent of two hours of teaching, in the course of which the content of the teaching of the Annex E Z 3 and 4 in relation to each animal species:

aa)

Module poultry, rabbits and rabbits,

bb)

Module pigs,

cc)

Module small ruminants,

dd)

Module bovine animals and solipeds, and

2.

a practical training on the extent of a practice day per animal species by and under the supervision and guidance of a person who is in possession of a proof of proof of material, or a training equivalent to that equivalent in accordance with Annex D .

The presence in the practical training according to Z 2 is to be confirmed by the leading person.

(2) For the slaughter of farmed game and bison using a firearm, the positively completed course of the Sachkundelehrgang "Shooting of farmed game in the enclosure" of the Federal Association of Austrian Wildholders is a prerequisite for obtaining the Proof of property.

Training Documents

§ 4. The training documents are to be submitted to the Federal Ministry of Health by the authorities referred to in § 8 (2) of the Federal Act on the implementation of EU law provisions directly applicable in the field of animal welfare.

Completion of training and examination

§ 5. (1) The training in accordance with § 3 (1) Z 1 shall be completed successfully if the following conditions are met:

1.

continuous presence and

2.

Positive examination.

(2) The examination shall be held following the training. It is to be removed from an examination board consisting of a person who has been named and at least one other independent person who has been appointed by the leading authority to the auditor. Only persons who are in possession of a certificate of proof or a training equivalent to that equivalent shall be appointed as examiners. Annex D have been completed.

(3) A test protocol shall be drawn up throughout the examination, which shall contain at least the following information:

1.

the names of the members of the Examination Commission,

2.

the date and place of the examination;

3.

the first and last names and the date of birth of the person under consideration,

4.

Indication of the completed module or modules

5.

Result of the examination.

(4) The audit protocol must be completed by the members of the examination board and must be kept by the training institution for at least five years; this can also be done by means of automatic storage supported by the members of the examination board. The Authority shall be granted inspection at the request of the Authority.

Exhibition of the proof of proof of material

§ 6. (1) In the case of proof of successful completion of the training in accordance with § § 3 and 5 and proof of practical training pursuant to § 3 (1) Z 2, the Authority shall have the proof of proof according to the model of the Annex F , provided that a written declaration by the applicant is available under Article 21 (6) of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009.

(2) In so far as the necessary knowledge is provided only for certain animals or animal species or activities, the proof of proof of the material is to be restricted to the same.

(3) The proof of proof of proof shall be issued on an open-ended basis, unless there are grounds for a period of limitation pursuant to Art. 21 (5) of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009. No further temporary proof of proof of material can follow on a fixed-term proof of proof of material.

Proof of qualifications of equivalent qualifications

§ 7. (1) As equivalent to the proof of proof referred to in Article 21 of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009, the following shall apply in the case of: Annex D said training.

(2) A person who has a training equivalent to that of the customer's certificate in accordance with Annex D , the competent authority shall issue a certificate of proof of competence on request.

Section 3

Detailed rules for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 as regards the checks to be carried out on slaughterhouses

Monitoring and control

§ 8. The monitoring of compliance with the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 as well as of the national provisions in accordance with Article 32 (3) to (5) of the TSchG shall be carried out in accordance with Annex I, Section I, Chapter II, point B 2a and point C of Regulation (EC) No 854/2004 with specific procedures for the official control of products of animal origin intended for human consumption (OJ L 327, 30.4.2004, p. No. OJ L 139, 30.4.2004, corrected by OJ L 139, 30.4.2004, No. OJ L 226 of 25.6.2004) by the official veterinarian in compliance with § 6 of the Animal Welfare Control Ordinance.

Section 4

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

General requirements

§ 9. (1) In the case of animals referred to in § 1 (2), the animals referred to in § 1 (2) shall not be subject to unjustified pain, suffering, damage and severe anxiety.

(2) In the case of slaughter or killing, the person carrying out the slaughter or killing must have sufficient basic knowledge to ensure that the provisions of paragraph 1 are complied with.

Special provisions

§ 10. (1) Fish, frogs, crustaceans and shellfish are in accordance with Annex B to store, to slaughter and to kill.

(2) Feed animals shall be: Annex C to kill. For the killing of not in Annex C shall apply the animal species-specific provisions in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009.

Section 5

Ritual slaughtering

Special provisions for ritual slaughter

§ 11. In the case of ritual slaughtering without prior stunning within the meaning of section 32 (3) to (5) of the TSchG, the provisions of the Annex A ,

(2) The Annex A Z 3 in respect of the performance of the certificate of a legally recognised religious company, the certificate required for the performance of such an activity shall be deemed to be equivalent to the proof of proof of proof of proof of property, within the meaning of Article 21 (7) of the Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009. All other activities also in connection with ritual slaughter may only be carried out by persons with a proof of proof of material or with a training equivalent to that Annex D shall be made.

6.

entry into force

Entry into force and external force

§ 12. (1) This Regulation shall enter into force 1. October 2015, in force.

(2) With the entry into force of this Regulation, the Animal Welfare Regulation shall enter into force, BGBl. II No 488/2004 in the BGBl version. II No 31/2006, except for force.

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ANNEX A

Special provisions for ritual slaughter

In addition to the provisions of Section 32 (5) of the Animal Welding Act, the following must be observed in ritual slaughtering:

1.

The fixing of the animals for slaughter must be carried out without undue concern, if necessary with the aid of a corresponding device, in such a way that, in the stretched head-and neck position, the safe execution of a corresponding section of the head is necessary. is made possible, and ensures that the wound remains open during and after the cut.

2.

Before the incision to the opening of the blood vessels, the person who, in accordance with § 32 (5) Z 5 TSchG, carries out the directly subsequent anaesthesiration shall complete the necessary preparations and the appropriate position for the implementation of the blood vessels shall be completed. To take anesthesials.

3.

The skid section may only be carried out by a person who can prove by a certificate of a legally recognised religious company that it is entitled to do so.

4.

The incision to the opening of the blood vessels in the neck area shall be carried out immediately after the conclusion of the resting position and using a clean and smooth stainless steel knife, which is at least twice as long as the neck of the vessel to be killed. Animal, should not be sharpened and must be checked immediately before the cut to its smoothness and sharpness. The two carotid arteries must not be stretched.

5.

With the further manipulation (e.g. B. High-drawing, ejection from a fixing device), as well as the processing of the carcase may not be started until after the bleeding has ceased, but at the earliest five minutes after the skid cut.

ANNEX B

RULES ON THE STORAGE AND KILLING OF EDIBLE FISH, FROGS, CRUSTACEANS AND SHELLFISH

1.

Live edible fish may only be stored in containers with a volume of water that is sufficient to provide the animals with sufficient movement. Unsafe fish must be kept separate from each other. Account must be taken of the water quality, temperature and lighting requirements of each species. In particular, sufficient water exchange and sufficient oxygen supply to the animals must be ensured. The values of the following table shall be taken into account in the case of the cold of edible fish:

Trout

Carp

Aale

Welse

HReal

Temperature

5-11 °C

10-15 °C

10-15 °C

10-15 °C

10-15 °C

PH value

6.5-8

6,5-8, 5

6,5-8, 5

6,5-8, 5

6,5-8, 5

Min O2 content at the end

6-7 mg/l

5 mg/l

5 mg/l

5 mg/l

5 mg/l

Half-life

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 arrangements

-

-

Backing up and running

Darken

-

2.

The general health and the state of health of the animals must be checked by the care staff every morning and every evening. Dead animals must be removed immediately from the container.

3.

Anyone who slaughters or kills a fish has to numb it immediately before the slaughter or killing. Without prior anaesthesiration,

a)

Flatfish by a quick cut, which cuts the throat and the spine and

b)

Eels, if they are not caught commercially, are slaughtered or killed by a stitch severing the spine tightly behind the head and immediate removal of the intestines, including the heart.

4.

Drinking water with an electrical conductivity of less than 1000 microsiemens per centimeter (μS/cm) is to be used in the electrostunning of eels. Before stunning, the electrical conductivity of the water in the stunning plant must be measured and the current density required for stunning should be adjusted. For this purpose, the applied voltage is to be adjusted in such a way that an alternating current in amps (A) per square decimeter (dm) between the electrodes is set. 2 ) The current density in the following table for the measured electrical conductivity flows, which corresponds to the current density indicated in the following table:

Electrical conductivity of water

(Microsiemens per centimeter -μS/cm-)

Current density

(Ampère per square decimeter -A/dm 2 -)

to 250

0.10

over 250 to 500

0.13

from 500 to 750

0.16

over 750 to 1000

0.19

5.

The narcotic flow must flow for at least five minutes. Immediately after completion of the flow, the eels are to be unveil and slaughtered.

6.

The current recommendations of the OIE are to be used with regard to anaesthesiration of other species.

7.

Frogs are to be killed by rapid and complete separation of the head.

8.

Crustaceans and shellfish, except oysters, must not be kept on ice and killed only in high-boiling water. The water has to cover it completely and continue to boil after it has been added. By way of derogation, shellfish can be killed in steam at over 100 degrees Celsius. Crustaceans are to be stunned before killing.

ANNEX C

KILLING OF FODDER ANIMALS

Permitted procedures for the killing of fodder animals:

Animal species

Acceptable killing method

Fish

1.)

Removal of the head in animals weighing up to 250 g

2.)

Stun by blow to the head; immediately following stitch in the neck or in the heart

3.)

Stunning by impact on the head; immediately following Genickbruch

Poultry

(up to 4 weeks old)

1.)

Separation of the head

2.)

Stunning by slap to the head and immediately following bleeding

Mouse

1.)

Separation of the head

2.)

Cervical dislocation followed by bleeding

3.)

Cervical dislocation (without subsequent bleeding)

4.).

Inhalation of CO2 (from the age of 21) Life Day)

5.)

Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing by shipment in liquid nitrogen

6.).

Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing

Ratte

1.)

Separation of the head

2.)

Cervical dislocation followed by bleeding

3.)

Cervical dislocation (without subsequent bleeding)

4.)

Inhalation of CO2 (from the age of 21) Life Day)

5.)

Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing by shipment in liquid nitrogen

6.)

Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing

hamster

1.)

Separation of the head

2.)

Cervical dislocation followed by bleeding

3.)

Cervical dislocation (without subsequent bleeding) in dwarf haysts and young animals

4.).

Inhalation of CO2 (from the age of 21) Life Day)

5.)

Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing by shipment in liquid nitrogen

6.)

Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing

Guinea pig

1.)

Separation of the head

2.)

Targeted anaesthesiological strike followed by bleeding

3.)

Inhalation of CO2 (from the age of 21) Life Day)

4.)

Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing by shipment in liquid nitrogen

5.)

Inhalation of CO2 and subsequent freezing

Rabbits

1.)

Bolted shot with subsequent bleeding

2.)

Targeted anaesthesitic stroke (neck beat) followed by bleeding

ANNEX D

Equivalent training for the proof of proof of proof of material

Proof of equivalence with regard to the proof of proof of material in accordance with Article 21 (7) of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 shall apply to:

1.

the successful completion of the university studies in veterinary medicine, or

2.

the final examination of the teaching profession in the course of meat processing or the proof of the conditions of access to the butcher's trade within the meaning of § 94 Z 19 of the 1994 Commercial Code, or

3.

the successful completion of an agricultural vocational school or an agricultural Federal Institute of Agriculture, the curriculum of which also contains the slaughtering, or

4.

the conclusion of an education which includes the content required in accordance with Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009, and is therefore recognised as equivalent to the proof of proof of the facts and on a list within the meaning of Article 21 (7) of Regulation (EC) N ° 1099/2009 is published on the homepage of the Federal Ministry of Health, or

5.

training recognised or in force in another Member State of the European Union, provided that the Member State concerned confirms equivalence;

6.

by means of a communication pursuant to Annex C, point IV, Z 1 of the Animal Welfare Regulation, BGBl. II No 488/2004, authorisations granted by the district administrative authorities to slaughter farmed game and bison using a firearm.

Annex E

Training content

1. relevant legal provisions

Content

Teaching objective

Overview of Community and national rules on animal welfare in slaughtering

Transfer of a compact overview of the essential legal provisions and interfaces to animal welfare during slaughter

2. The importance of animal welfare measures and general requirements relating to the activities of slaughter

Content

Teaching objective

Importance of animal welfare measures for

-the animal welfare,

-the protection of persons carrying out slaughterings;

-for meat quality

-handling and caring for animals before their resting place

Achieving an understanding of the behaviour and susceptibility of animals, as well as

Learn about the impact of animal welfare measures on meat quality and the importance for customers

Identification of behaviours, suffering, stress, perceptual and sensations of animals

3. Specialknowledge of slaughtering activities (Art. 7 (2))

Content

Teaching objective

Resting animals for the purpose of stunning or killing

Stunning of animals (practical aspects of stunning techniques, knowledge of the manufacturer's instructions for use in the type of stun appliances used, replacement procedures for stunning and/or killing, basic maintenance and cleaning of the equipment used in the case of anaesthesiology) Equipment for stunning and/or killing)

Evaluation of the effectiveness of anaesthesiration

Proper bleeding

Knowledge of methods of immobiliation of animals;

Basic knowledge of anatomy and body functions as well as basic knowledge of the behaviour of the animals

Mediation of various stunning techniques, narcotics and their modes of action;

Identification of the effects and the stunning performance of the animal, verification and assessment of the appropriate implementation;

Recognition of the entry of death, verification and assessment of the proper implementation

4.Animal welfare-friendly slaughtering in the individual agricultural livestock

Content

Teaching objective

General properties

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

proper driving and driving, requirements for driving distances;

the resting places of the animals;

Correct selection and approach of anesthetic devices, anesthetic;

assessment of the success of the narcotics;

Correct stitching (throat cut, breast stitch) and bleeding

The apprentices are to get to know the different stunning and slaughtering procedures with special features for each species.

Recognition of the relevance of the proper handling of the animals and their appropriate anaesthesiration

Identification of the effects and the stunning performance of the animal, verification and assessment of the appropriate implementation;

Recognition of the entry of death, verification and assessment of the proper implementation

ANNEX F

Certificate of professional expertise in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009

1. Information on the qualified person

1.1.

Last name:

1.2.

First name:

1.3.

Date of birth:

1.4.

Country of birth and

Birthplace:

1.5.

Nationality:

2. Number of the proof of proof:

2.1. Temporary (Art. 21.5): O no O yes, to ................................

2.2.

Validity for animal species:

O cattle O sheep O goats O pigs O poultry

O Rabbits and Hases O Einhufer O Farmwild and Bisons

2.3.

Validity for activities:

O Handling and caring for animals before their resting place

O Resting of animals for the purpose of stunning or killing

O stunning of animals O Evaluation of the effectiveness of anaesthesiration

O Hanging and raising of live animals

O Bleeding of live animals

Restricted to the following stunning procedures (specify the procedure referred to in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009): *

3. issuing authority

3.1.

Name and address of the issuing body:

3.2.

Phone

3.3.

Fax

3.4.

Email

3.5.

Date

3.6.

Place

3.7.

Official seal

3.8.

Name and signature:

*

where necessary, a restriction of validity to one or more specific procedures, such as: B. the use of a firearm to shoot farmed game