Guidance including information on regulations, licensing, inspections and penalties can be found at GOV.UK – Welfare of animals at the time of killing. Information for knacker’s yards, small-scale producers and private individuals is also available.
Our advice leaflet on the disposal of animal by-products provides more information.
A range of legislation now exists that governs the management of livestock and their slaughter. See GOV.UK – Meat production and hygiene for details.