WASK 95 implement EU Directive 93/119/EC on the protection of animals at the time of slaughter or killing. They apply general conditions to the slaughter or killing of animals bred or kept for the production of meat, skin, fur or other products and specific conditions to the slaughter and killing of farm livestock and horses.
The general requirement makes it an offence for any person engaged in the movement, lairaging, stunning, slaughter or killing of animals to cause or permit avoidable excitement, pain or suffering to an animal.
Slaughtermen must be licensed...
...to ensure that he has the competence, skill and knowledge necessary to carry out his duties humanely and in accordance with the law.