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Slaughter: On Farm

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Some circumstances may require a pig to be slaughtered on the farm premises, rather than be transported to a slaughterhouse.

A license is required to kill an animal on the farm, unless it is being killed

  • for disease control by a competent authority,
  • by a free bullet in the field by a person who holds a firearms certificate,
  • because it is suffering and is being killed for emergency reasons relating to the welfare of the animal, and where the animal needs to be killed/slaughtered immediately,
  • for an owner’s private consumption,
  • by a qualified veterinary surgeon.

More information can be found on the Defra website.