These information sheets are provided for your interest. They should not replace veterinary advice from your veterinary surgeon.

Whilst every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information provided, your specific circumstances must be discussed before advice can be given.

Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (England) Regulations 2013 is a set of new legislation which will be made in 2013 and which will replace WASK - The Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995 which is the existing domestic legislation. This new regulation implements EU Regulation 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing. This will be implemented over a number of years.


European Directive online

DEFRA information note (much more readable!)