Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals: Livestock at Slaughtering Establishments - Western Australia


You may need to comply with this code if you are involved in the slaughter of animals in Western Australia. This code outlines the responsibilities of all people involved in the slaughter of animals, including:

  • truck drivers
  • stockmen
  • slaughtering staff
  • inspectors
  • veterinarians
  • abattoir management staff
  • other people employed at slaughtering establishments.

This code aims to minimise stress caused to animals by encouraging their considerate, humane treatment. The code covers topics including:

  • unloading
  • stock holding facilities and management
  • slaughter methods
  • poultry
  • holding time
  • slaughter plant management.

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.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 2002 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2003 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agriculture and Food

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