Amendment To The Law On The Protection Of Animals

Original Language Title: Grozījums dzīvnieku aizsardzības likumā

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the amendment to the law on the protection of animals to make the animal protection Act (Republic of Latvia Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 2000, no. 2; 2002; 2003, 2, no, no. 6, 16; 2005, nr. 10, 3. No; 2007; 2008, no 3) following amendment: article 48 be expressed by the following: ' article 48.  (1) permitted slaughter of livestock using ante-mortem stunning, except restricted areas of wild species held and free range meat kept in the system breeds of cattle.
(2) livestock, using post-mortem stunning, slaughter allowed the slaughterhouse in accordance with religious communities traditional production methods and regulations on the welfare of farm animals for slaughter.
(3) the permitted livestock slaughter without stunning, in an emergency, as well as the case where the sickness or injury of the animal's possible death. "
The Parliament adopted the law in 2009 on September 17.
President Valdis Zatlers in Riga V 2009 September 30, editorial comment: the law shall enter into force on 14 October 2009.