Council Directive 93/119/EC of 22 December 1993 on the protection of animals at the time of slaughter or killing (Not anymore in-force after 2013 for new holdings and after 2019 for old holdings)
Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 of 24 September 2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing (Not enforceable before January 2013)
- 1st January 2013, Enforcement of the Regulation for new slaughterhouses
- 8 December 2015, Deadline for Member States to provide for certificates of competence (Article 21), to be issued by way of a simplified procedure to persons demonstrating relevant professional experience of at least three years
- 8 December 2019, Enforcement of the Regulation for all holdings.