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THE TEHSIL/TOWN MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION (SLAUGHTER OF ANIMALS AND MAINTENANCE OF SLAUGHTERHOUSES) {MODEL} BYE-LAWS, 2014

LOCAL GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
MARCH, 2014
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THE TEHSIL/TOWN MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION [NAME OF THE TMA]
(SLAUGHTER OF ANIMALS AND MAINTENANCE OF
SLAUGHTERHOUSES) BYE-LAWS, 2014
CONTENTS
1. SHORT TITLE AND COMMENCEMENT
2. DEFINITIONS
3. PROVISION OF SLAUGHTER HOUSE
4. OPERATION OF SLAUGHTER OF ANIMALS
5. PROHIBITION
6. PRE-SLAUGHTER CONDITIONS
7. PRE-SLAUGHTER (ANTE-MORTEM) INSPECTION OF ANIMALS
8. FUNCTIONS OF IN-CHARGE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
9. DISPOSAL OF ANIMALS UNFIT FOR SLAUGHTER
10. MODE OF SLAUGHTERING
11. DRESSED ANIMALS
12. POST SLAUGHTER CONDITIONS
13. PROHIBITION OF USING UN-LICENSED SLAUGHTERHOUSE
14. RESTRICTION ON ENTRY OF UN-AUTHORIZED PERSON
15. BUTCHERS AND FLAYERS
16. RESPONSIBILITIES OF TMA
17. REGULATION OF PRIVATE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
18. POWER OF INSPECTION OF PRIVATE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
19. FEE
20. APPEALS
21. PENALTIES
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THE TEHSIL / TOWN MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION (Name of TMA) (SLAUGHTER
OF ANIMALS AND MAINTENANCE OF SLAUGHTERHOUSES) BYE-LAWS, 2014
WHEREAS, it is expedient to regulate the slaughter of animals and maintenance of
slaughterhouses by the TMA(Name);
AND WHEREAS the circumstances exist that render it necessary to frame byelaws
on slaughter of animals and maintenance of slaughterhouses.
AND WHEREAS under Section 192 read with Part-II of the Fifth Schedule of the
Punjab Local Government Ordinance, 2001, the Tehsil / Town Council may, in its ambit of
responsibilities, make Bye-laws to carry out the purposes of the Ordinance ibid.
NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the aforesaid powers and all other enabling
powers in this behalf, the [Name of Tehsil/Town Council] ____________________
through resolution No.___________ dated ______________has approved the following
byelaws which are hereby notified.
ADMINISTRATOR
TEHSIL/TOWN MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION
_____________________________
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1. Short title and commencement.–(1) These Byelaws may be called “the Tehsil /
Town Municipal Administration (Name) (Slaughter of Animals and Maintenance of
Slaughterhouses) Byelaws, 2014”.
(2) These bye-laws shall extend to the whole area of the Tehsil / Town
Municipal Administration excluding cantonment area.
(3) These bye- laws shall come into force with immediate effect.
2. Definitions.–In these bye-laws unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or
context, the following expressions shall have the meaning hereby respectively assigned to
them:-
(a) “Animal” means a buffalo, buffalo-bull, camel, cow, cow-bull, goat sheep
and ostrich and any other Halal animal of any age;
(b) “Carcass” means slaughtered eviscerated body of an animal;
(c) “Cull” means to pick an animal which is suitable neither for breeding
purposes nor for draught purposes;
(d) “Government” means Government of the Punjab;
(e) “Flesh” means the meat of animals as distinguished from the edible tissue of
fish or fowl;
(f) “In-charge of Slaughterhouse” means an officer in-charge/Veterinary
officer of slaughterhouse maintained by TMA;
(g) “Slaughterhouse” means any building or premises used for slaughtering
animals and approved by the TMA and includes modern ‘abattoir’ fully
equipped with modern techniques &machinery;
(h) “Larraige” means any enclosure, approved by the TMA, where animals are
assembled for examination by the Veterinary Officer to determine whether
they are suitable for slaughter or not, or where animals approved for
slaughtering are housed until they are removed to the slaughter house;
(i) “TMA” means the Tehsil / Town Municipal Administration _________;
(j) “TO(R)” means Tehsil / Town Officer (Regulation);
(k) “Useful Animals” include;
(i) a female sheep and goat below the age of one year and six months;
(ii) a female sheep or goat of the age exceeding one year and six months
but not exceeding four years except, which is pregnant or fit for
breeding purposes;
(iii) a female animal, other than sheep or goat, below three years of age;
(iv) a female animal, other than sheep or goat, which is pregnant or in milk or
fit for breeding purpose;
(v) a female cattle, between three to ten years of age, which is fit for draught
purposes, but does not include any such animal which on account of
culling, injury, illness or other cause, is certified in writing by the
Veterinary Officer as not likely to live or as no longer a useful animal.
3. Provision of Slaughter House.– (1) The TMA shall provide and maintain at such
site or sites, one or more Slaughterhouses for the slaughter of animals within its local
area.
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(2) The slaughterhouse should be situated away from residential areas and
access for animals - either by road, rail and/or stock route shall be assured.
(3) Fence shall be erected around the slaughterhouse to prevent access of
unauthorized persons, the public, dogs and other animals.
(4) Essential equipment shall be provided by the TMA.
4. Operation of Slaughter of Animals.–(1) Slaughterhouses will be provided for the
slaughtering operation of animals during such hours as the TMA may, from time to time,
determine.
(2) The in-charge of slaughterhouse shall fix at a conspicuous place in a
slaughterhouse a notice board showing: -
(a)The hours of the working of slaughterhouse.
(b) The fee payable.
(c) Any other directions that the in-charge of slaughterhouse deemed appropriate to
issue.
(3) No animal shall be slaughtered in a Slaughterhouse at any time other than that
fixed for the purpose.
5. Prohibition.–(1) No animal shall be slaughtered for the purpose of sale of meat at
any place other than a slaughterhouse except:
(a) When on account of accident, injury or other cause not related to any
disease likely to die before it is presented to the In-charge of
slaughterhouse;
(b) On the days of Eid-ul-Azha or any other religious purpose.
Provided that a fully aware of the mode of Halal slaughtering as mention in bye-law No.10
shall be observed and the contents of stomach &bowels shall not be washed into the drain
but shall be emptied into the buckets or other receptacles so that the same are disposed
of at proper place, to keep the environment clean and hygiene.
(2) No person shall slaughter an animal on Tuesday and Wednesday or on such
other days as Government may, by notification in official gazette, specify in this behalf.
6. Pre-Slaughter Conditions.–(1) No person shall slaughter a useful animal.
(2) No person shall bring into or any part of slaughterhouse;
(i) a diseased, emaciated, widely bruised, or otherwise unhealthy animal;
(ii) a male animal which is less than three months of age in case of
sheep/goat and six months in other case;
(iii) an animal which is pregnant, or with weaning young;
(iv) a buffalo or cow during the period of lactation;
(v) a carcass;
(vi) a carnivorous e.g. dog, cat etc. ;
(vii) an animal not meant for slaughter or for the slaughter of which
slaughterhouse is not provided;
(viii) an animal for which restrictions have been imposed by the Government
on its slaughter; and
(ix) a starved or under-fed animal.
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7. Pre-Slaughter (Ante-Mortem) Inspection of Animals.–(1) Every animal for
slaughter shall, on being brought to slaughterhouse, be presented for inspection to the incharge
of slaughterhouse who shall satisfy himself/herself that:
(i) The female animal is not fit for producing milk;
(ii) Flesh of the animal will be fit for use as human food.
(iii) The animal is not diseased or in dying condition, provided that any animal,
which has met with an accident and is otherwise healthy.
(iv) The animal fulfills the conditions of these bye-laws and all the instructions
issued by the Government from time to time in this regard.
(2) The animal shall be brought in slaughterhouse only through the gate fixed
for this purpose.
(3) An animal brought in contravention of these bye-laws shall immediately be
removed from the slaughterhouse premises under the directions of the in-charge of
slaughterhouse.
8. Functions of In-charge Slaughterhouse.– (1) The in-charge of slaughterhouse
shall maintain a register in which he/she shall enter a brief description of each animal
passed for slaughter and the fees recovered thereof.
(2) An animal approved for slaughter by the in-charge of slaughterhouse shall be
branded with a distinctive mark on ears, hoofs or horns if necessary, and admitted into
the larraige of a slaughterhouse having the facility of water supply.
(3) All animals when approved shall be kept in the larraige.
(4) The in-charge of slaughterhouse shall be responsible for their security when
these are in the larraige. He shall also be responsible for the security of the dressed
carcasses, while they are in the slaughter hall.
(5) No animal shall be admitted into the waiting yard, unless the prescribed fee has
been paid.
9. Disposal of Animals Unfit for Slaughter.– (1) Animals rejected as unfit for slaughter
shall be removed from the premises of slaughterhouse.
(2) Animals found to be affected by any infectious or contagious disease or
which may reasonable be suspected of being so affected shall, if in-charge of
slaughterhouse so directs, be forthwith apprehended and removed to the Veterinary
Hospital or such other place as the TMA may provide for the purpose. The animals so
seized shall be disposed of in the manner as given in TMA Regulation for Disposal of
Animals Carcasses Bye-laws.
(3) Animal suffering from zoonotic diseases, the flesh of which is unfit for human
consumption shall be destroyed under order of the in-charge slaughterhouse.
10. Mode of Slaughtering.– (1) Each animal shall be slaughtered by a person having
the licence from the Punjab Halal Development Agency, Lahore to slaughter an animal.
(2) Slaughter shall be performed by a Muslim, who shall precede the slaughter by
invoking the name of Allah, most commonly by saying "Bismillah" and then "Allahuakbar".
(3) The animal shall be slaughtered with a sharp knife by cutting the throat,
windpipe and the blood vessels in the neck (while the animal is conscious), causing the
animal’s death without cutting the spinal cord. Lastly, the blood from the veins must be
drained; see Schedule-I.
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(4) For short necked animal i.e. cow, sheep, goat, etc, slaughter shall be
performed in accordance with the process of “Zibah” and for long necked animal i.e.
camel, ostrich, etc, process of “Nahar” shall be followed.
Explanation:
(i) Zibah – To cut the vessels of the animal between the “lahyain, jawbone and the
“labbah”.
(ii) Nahar – To cut the vessels of the animal in the lower part of the neck near the
chest.
(4)The licencee shall drain the blood into bleeding chamber and no blood shall be
allowed to flow on the floor.
(5)No animal shall be kept waiting at the slaughter floor.
(6) Animals intended for slaughter shall be secured in humane way to avoid cruelty
and a very sharp knife shall be used for slaughter.
(7)Slaughtered animals shall be flayed and evince after all reflexes are over.
(8) The contents of the stomach and bowels shall not be washed into the drain or
allowed to drop on the floor, but shall be emptied into buckets or receptacles provided at
the slaughterhouse or in a separate room.
(9)No person shall process any inedible byproducts within any portion of
slaughterhouse or in the immediate neighbourhood of the slaughterhouse premises.
11. Dressed Animals.– (1) All dressed carcasses shall, after de-skinning and cleaning,
be presented to the in-charge of slaughterhouse for inspection.
(2) Carcasses, which have been passed by the in-charge of slaughterhouse as fit
for human consumption, shall be branded or stamped so as to define their quality.
(3) No person shall remove any dressed carcass from the slaughterhouse
premises until it has been duly passed by the in-charge of slaughterhouse.
(4) The in-charge of slaughterhouse shall cause any dressed carcass or its part,
which is, in his opinion, unfit for human consumption to be buried or destroyed.
12. Post Slaughter conditions. -(1) No person shall remove entrails and offal from the
slaughterhouse until they are properly washed and cleaned.
(2) No person shall blow or infuse water in meat or lungs within or outside the
slaughterhouse premises and the in-charge slaughterhouse shall bury or destroy any
meat found blown or stuffed.
(3) No whole dressed carcass or meat in parts or skins shall be sold at the
premises of the slaughterhouse.
(4) No person shall sell any meat within the jurisdiction of TMA, which is not
slaughtered and dressed at the TMA slaughterhouse or any other slaughterhouse
approved by the TMA, if found unfit for human consumption, and such person shall be
liable to fine and imprisonment as per provisions of the Punjab Local Government
Ordinance, 2001. If found fit, the same will be stamped as such and auctioned. The sale
proceeds shall be deposited into TMA’s account.
(5) No person shall remove or cause to be removed from the premises of the
slaughterhouse any dressed carcass or meat except in a clean receptacle and covered in
such a manner as to be screened from public view and adequately protected against flies
and dust.
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(6) The in-charge slaughterhouse shall, by general or special order, direct the
disposal of all skins or hides, heads, horns and foot of slaughtered animals and all
dressed carcasses or meat found or left in the slaughter house after the hours fixed for
closing the slaughter house.
13. Prohibition of Using Un-Lincenced Slaughterhouse.– (1)On coming into the
notice, it shall be the responsibility of the TO(R) and in-charge slaughterhouse to inspect
the unauthorized slaughterhouse/place and shall seize and forfeit the animals and the
meat at such place.
(2) The animals or meat so seized shall be disposed of in the manner as given in
TMA Regulation for Disposal of Carcasses of Animals Bye-laws.
(3) Any carcass or meat ordered to be destroyed shall be destroyed/buried
immediately.
14. Restriction on entry of Un-authorised Person.–(1) No person affected with
leprosy, sores or any other skin disease shall enter the slaughterhouse premises.
(2) No person other than the TMA staff on duty and licensed butchers, licensed
flayers or their bonafide licensed servants, shall enter the slaughterhouse premises during
the process of slaughtering, flaying or dressing the carcass, without permission of the incharge
slaughterhouse.
15. Butchers and Flayers.–(1) No butcher or flayer shall be allowed to slaughter and
dress more than 5 cattle or buffaloes or 25 sheep and goats per day in a slaughterhouse.
(2) No person other than the butcher or the flayer or their staff licensed by the
Punjab Halal Development Agency, Lahore shall be allowed to slaughter and dress any
animal at the slaughterhouse.
(3) The licensed butchers and flayers shall use the special flaying knives as
approved by the in-charge of slaughterhouse.
(4) No person shall create any disturbance or nuisance in the slaughterhouse
premises.
(5) A person transgressing the provisions of the bye-laws shall be removed from
the slaughterhouse premises under the directions of the in-charge of slaughterhouse,
immediately.
16. Responsibilities of TMA.–(1)The blood, unwanted offal, refuse or other offensive
material left at the slaughterhouse shall be removed under the supervision and control of
the in-charge of slaughterhouse to a place fixed for that purpose by the TMA and the
sanitation of the premises properly maintained after the slaughtering operations are over.
(2)The TMA may, from time to time, issue necessary instructions in respect of
sanitation and other matters connected with the affairs of the slaughterhouse.
(3) All slaughterhouses shall be properly paved and have a constant supply of
water, proper drainage and well ventilated.
(4) Slaughterhouse shall be regularly whitewashed at least twice in each year.
(5) Slaughterhouse shall be kept thoroughly clean and in good order and all dung
and filth removed therefrom at least once every twenty four hours.
(6) Pests (insect, rodents and birds) shall be controlled to prevent their access to
slaughterhouse.
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(7) An animal slaughtered in a slaughterhouse shall immediately be swept and
washed out in a proper manner and blood and offal removed shall be by the person or
persons who have slaughtered the animal.
(8) All skins, hides, leather and all blood saved in the slaughterhouses shall be
removed therefrom within twenty four hours and shall not be again brought back.
(9) No deceased, unfit or useful animal shall be slaughtered in the slaughterhouse
nor brought the same therein.
(10) A person who shall by himself, or anyone in his employment, cruelly beat, illtreat,
abuse or torture any animal in a slaughterhouse or cause such to be done.
17. Regulation of Private Slaughterhouse.– (1) No person shall operate, construct,
or maintain a slaughterhouse without a license from the TMA.
(2) Applications for license to operate a slaughterhouse under these bye-laws
shall be made to the TMA on Form-I.
(3) The TMA may allow a person or firm to maintain a private slaughterhouse
observing all conditions specified in these bye-laws.
(4) The TMA may refuse to grant such license for the reasons to be recorded.
(5) When license to open a private slaughterhouse is granted or refused or is
suspended or revoked, the TMA shall cause a notice of the grant, refusal, suspension or
cancellation to be pasted in Urdu and in such other language as may be considered
necessary, in some conspicuous place nearby the entrance of such slaughterhouse.
(6) The license so granted will be liable to terminated in case of violation of any
condition of the licence or these bye-laws.
(7) No person shall open such slaughterhouse in respect of which license has
been suspended or cancelled.
(8) Each license shall,
(a) Unless sooner cancelled, be valid from the date on which it is issued to June
30 of the next year;
(b) be renewed annually on or before July 1 of each year; and
(c) be non-transferable in respect to a license holder or location.
18. Power of Inspection of Private Slaughterhouse.– All animals slaughtered in a
private slaughter house shall be :
(a) inspected by a Veterinary Officer nominated by the TMA;
(b) stamped after slaughtering by the Veterinary Officer.
19. Fee.–Fee for the slaughter of each animal shall be levied under Section 116 of the
Ordinance and determined in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Punjab
Local Government (Taxation) Rules, 2001.
20. Appeals.– A person aggrieved by an order passed under these bye-laws may file
appeal to the “Appellate Authority” as prescribed under the Punjab Local Governments
(Appeal) Rules, 2002.
21. Penalties.– A person who commits a breach of these bye-laws shall, in addition to
the action prescribed in these bylaws, be liable to the imposition of penalty as envisaged
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under sections 141 & 143 read with Fourth Schedule and the Eighth Schedule of the
Ordinance.
Schedule-I
[See Bye-law 10(3)]
Procedure of Slaughtering
(a) The act of slaughtering shall be done with intention (niyyah) that the slaughterer is
well aware of his action.
(b) The purpose of slaughtering is only to use the carcass for human food.
(c) At the time of slaughtering the animals, the slaughterer must say “Takbir” BISMILLAHE-
ALLAHUAKBAR” and no other name. Reciting of “takbir” shall be necessary on
each animal/slaughtering.
(d) The act of Halal slaughter shall begin with an incision on the neck at some point just
below the glottis(Adam’s apple) and after the glottis for long necked animals.
(e) The slaughter act shall sever the trachea (halqum), oesophagus (mari) and both the
carotid arteries and jugular veins (wadajain) to hasten the bleeding and death of the
animal.
(f) The bleeding shall be spontaneous and complete.
[Fig-1]
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FORM-I
[See bye-law 17(2)]
To
The Tehsil/Town Municipal Officer,
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Subject:- APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF LICENCE TO ESTABLISH/OPERATE A
SLAUGHTERHOUSE
Sir,
I intend to establish/operate a Slaughterhouse.
2. I may kindly be permitted and granted a licence for carrying on the trade of
Slaughterhouse for one year ending 30th June, __________ (Year).
3. I under-take to abide by the bye-laws applicable to the subject matter and all
directions issued by the Tehsil/Town Municipal Administration ____________, from time to time.
4. After the expiry of the licence period, I will myself apply for renewal of the licence.
Applicant’s signature___________________
Applicant’s Name______________________
Father’s/Husband’s Name_______________
CN.I.C No.___________________________
Residential Address____________________
Contact No. __________________________
Description of Premises__________________
Contact No.___________________________
The following documents are enclosed:
(a) Copy of CNIC of the applicant;
(b) Passport size recent photograph;
(c) Description of the premises;
(d) Title of the property;
(e) Tenancy Agreement, if any; and
(f) Receipt/ Challan Form regarding payment of licence fee.

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