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Animal Protection-Slaughtering Ordinance.

Type of law
Date of original text

The present Ordinance lays down provisions concerning the protection of animals at the time of slaughter or killing. At the outset the text contains a definition clause relating to terms therein employed such as, for example, slaughterhouse , accommodating , immobilize , anesthetize , killling . Article 1 establishes the underlying principle, i.e. that animals when being slaughtered or killed have to be spared unjustified pains, sufferings, damages and fear. Thereafter the text deals with the following aspects: requirements pertaining to slaughterhouses, such as devices and equipment, personnel working in such places, survey and control, slaughtering and killing outside slaughterhouses, special cases of killing. The text consists of 13 articles and 9 Annexes.
Long title of text
Ordinance by the Federal Minister for Health and Women on the protection of animals at the time of slaughter or killing.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
The present Ordinance enters into force on 1 January 2005.
The present Ordinance is consolidated as of 31/2006.
Serial Imprint
Bundesgesetzblatt f r die Republik sterreich., Part II, No. 488, 17 December 2004, 3 pp.
Source language


Legislation status
Legislation Amendment
Original title
Verordnung der Bundesministerin f r Gesundheit und Frauen ber den Schutz von Tieren bei der Schlachtung oder T tung (Tierschutz-Schlachtverordnung).
Repealed by