Papua New Guinea Sessional Legislation
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Slaughtering (Amendment) Act 2003.
No. 1 of 2003
Certified on: 16.05.03
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTION.
Repeal and replacement of Section 30.
"30. METHOD OF SLAUGHTERING".
Slaughtering (Amendment) Act 2003,
Being an Act to amend the Slaughtering Act (Chapter 238),
MADE by the National Parliament to come into operation in accordance with a notice in the National Gazette by the Head of State, acting with, and in accordance with, the advice of the Minister.
REPEAL AND REPLACEMENT OF SECTION 30.
Section 30 of the Principal Act is repealed and is replaced with the following:-
"30. METHOD OF SLAUGHTERING.
Animals slaughtered in a licenced slaughterhouse shall either be -
- (a) rendered insensible to pain by a captive bolt, gunshot, electrical or chemical means or any other means that is rapid and effective before being cut, shackled, hoisted, thrown or cast; or
- (b) handled, prepared for slaughter and slaughtered in accordance with ritual requirements of the Jewish religion or any other religious faith that prescribes a method of slaughter whereby animals suffer loss of consciousness by anaemia of the brain caused by the simulation and instantaneous severance of the carotid arteries with a sharp instrument.
Penalty: A fine not exceeding K5,000.00."
I hereby certify that the above is a fair print of the Slaughtering (Amendment) Act 2003 which has been made by the National Parliament.
Clerk of the National Parliament.
I hereby certify that the Slaughtering (Amendment) Act 2003 was made by the National Parliament on 7 May 2003.
Speaker of the National Parliament.