Home Slaughter Of Livestock: A Guide To The Law In England
Published 30 June 2009
This guidance is applicable to:
- Keepers of animals who slaughter livestock1 on farm2 for their own consumption or that of members of their household living there.
- Local Authorities which are responsible for the enforcement of Animal Welfare, Food Hygiene and Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) Regulations on farms.
England only. Parallel guidance applies in other parts of the UK.
This guidance is intended to accompany relevant EU and national legislation relating to TSEs and meat hygiene.
To provide information on the law covering the home slaughter of livestock.
1 The Guide is not intended to cover all livestock species but it does cover those species for which we receive most enquiries and is therefore particularly applicable to the following: cattle, sheep and goats where TSE controls apply and pigs.
2 For the purposes of this guide, ‘farm’ is defined as any premises where livestock are kept