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Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Home slaughtering is slaughtering outside of commercial slaughterhouses for one's own domestic consumption. The prerequisite is that the person slaughtering the animals has the necessary knowledge and skills to do so.
In the case of domestic slaughter, ungulates kept as pets or farmed game are subject to official ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection. Pigs, horses or other ungulates that may be carriers of trichinae must be registered for official testing for trichinae.
The production of meat for other persons is a commercial activity and may only be carried out in compliance with the standards of European and national food hygiene legislation.
Who should I contact?
To the districts or independent cities (veterinary offices or official veterinarians).
What are the fees?
Fees may apply. Detailed information can be obtained from the responsible office.
- Ordinance on the Protection of Animals in Connection with Slaughter or Killing (Animal Welfare Slaughter Ordinance - TierSchlV),
- German Food, Commodities and Feed Code (Lebensmittel- und Futtermittelgesetzbuch - LFGB),
- § Section 2a of the Ordinance on Hygiene Requirements for the Manufacture, Treatment and Placing on the Market of Certain Foodstuffs of Animal Origin (Animal Food Hygiene Ordinance - Tier-LMHV),
- Regulation (EC) 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing.
What else should I know?
The addresses of the veterinary offices in Schleswig-Holstein and further information on the subject of food safety can be found on the Schleswig-Holstein state government website.
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.