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Animals: Slaughter - Permit
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
If you want to slaughter animals commercially, you need a permit from the competent authority.
Furthermore, certain species-specific stunning and killing procedures are prescribed in Germany for the slaughter of animals, which are listed in § 12 and in Annex 1 of the Animal Welfare Slaughter Ordinance (TierSchlV).
Who should I contact?
To the districts or independent cities (veterinary offices/official veterinarians).
Which documents are required?
The written application for commercial slaughter must contain the following information:
- the name and address of the applicant,
- address of the slaughterhouse,
- the name and address and information on the expertise of the persons carrying out the stunning and killing of the animals,
- Type and number of animals to be slaughtered.
What are the fees?
Fees may apply. The amount of the fees is calculated in accordance with the State Ordinance on Administrative Fees in Matters of Food and Consumer Goods Monitoring, Wine Law and Veterinary Administration.
Detailed information on this can be obtained from the competent authority.
§§ 4, 12 et seq. Ordinance on the Protection of Animals in Connection with Slaughter or Killing and on the Implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 (Animal Welfare Slaughter Ordinance - TierSchlV),
What else should I know?
Information on animal welfare can be found on the website of the state government of Schleswig-Holstein.
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.