Welfare of animals at the time of killing

Guidance on animal welfare for slaughterhouses, knacker's yards, small-scale producers and private individuals.

These guides help you comply with the following regulations to minimise pain, distress or suffering of an animal when it’s killed:

Licensing, inspections and penalties


Knacker's yards

Domestic and small-scale slaughter

Published 15 October 2015
Last updated 16 October 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added knacker's yards and domestic slaughter groups.

  2. First published.