Identify persons authorised to carry out slaughter

If you slaughter at least 50 livestock units on average per week as an operator of a slaughterhouse or as a trader, or provide workers who feed, numb or bleed to slaughter animals, you must designate the competent authority as a person responsible for complying with the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act.

Presentation of the knowledge and skills of the person responsible.


Preconditions
If you slaughter at least 50 livestock units on average per week as an operator of a slaughterhouse or as a trader, or provide workers who feed, numb or bleed to slaughter animals, you shall designate to the competent authority a person responsible for compliance with the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. In individual cases, operators of the following livestock holdings, establishments and establishments may also be required to designate a person authorised to issue instructions: livestock farming, including horse husbandry, Facilities in which animal tests are carried out, interventions or treatments are carried out on animals for training, further education or further education, interventions or treatments are carried out on vertebrate animals for the production, extraction, storage or propagation of substances, products or organisms; vertebrate organs or tissues are taken whole or in part for the purpose of transplantation or cultivation or examination of isolated organs, tissues or cells, or kill vertebrates for scientific purposes or for training, further education or training, Facilities and establishments, transporting animals commercially, where animals are fed, cared for or housed during transport, Circus establishments which are not commercially operated.

Responsible for the content
Ministry of Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry Rhineland-Palatinate

Last update or date of publication
28.08.2020