Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990
79 Every food animal that is slaughtered shall, before being bled,
(a) be rendered unconscious in a manner that ensures that it does not regain consciousness before death, by one of the following methods:
(i) by delivering a blow to the head by means of a penetrating or non-penetrating mechanical device in a manner that causes immediate loss of consciousness,
(ii) by exposure to a gas or a gas mixture in a manner that causes a rapid loss of consciousness, or
(iii) by the application of an electrical current in a manner that causes immediate loss of consciousness; or
(b) be killed by one of the methods set out in paragraph (a) or, in the case of a bird or a domesticated rabbit, by rapid decapitation.
- SOR/93-160, s. 9;
- SOR/99-369, s. 4.
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