Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 06, 2024


Animal Ritual Slaughter

In reply to the Hon. T.A. FRANKS ().30 November 2023).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): I am advised:

The Animal Welfare Act 1985 falls under the portfolio of Minister Close. Various codes of practice are regulated under the Animal Welfare Regulations 2012 including the Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals—Livestock at Slaughtering Establishments, which has a provision for non-stunning slaughter.

Establishments must also be accredited under the Primary Produce (Food Safety Schemes) Act 2004,complying with theNational Standard AS4696:2023 The Australian Standard for the Hygienic Production and Transportation of Meat and Meat Products for Human Consumption. Establishments are audited biannually bybiosecurity food standards officers.