Euthanasia and Personal Licencing

Some procedures on animals can be carried out without a personal licence, and this includes humanely killing an animal using a “Schedule 1 method”. Although this does not require a personal licence, the animal must be killed by a “competent person”. The competency of those carrying our Schedule 1 killing is assured by them undergoing specific training (Module K, theory), and then being assessed as being competent (Module K, skills) for the particular techniques and species to be used. Training of personal licence holders includes the content of Module K, and once you have undergone practical training, you may be certified as competent, just as you would be for other techniques.

Each establishment must maintain a list of those people competent to kill different species of animals using particular Schedule 1 methods.

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Updated on 12th May 2020

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