Model code of practice for the welfare of animals: livestock at slaughtering establishments - Queensland


You may need to comply with this code if you are responsible for the management of animals of various species at slaughtering establishments (abattoirs, slaughter-houses and knackeries).

This code provides guidelines to ensure the efficient, considerate treatment of animals so that stress is minimised. It includes information about emergency slaughter of sick, crippled and 'downer' animals.

Compliance with this code of practice is not mandatory. However, a code of practice is admissible as evidence in a proceeding for an animal welfare offence.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

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