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Meat Inspection Regulations Canada/Rabbits
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-90-288/page-23.html#docCont (no longer active) However, some information can be found on: Is that Legal? http://www.isthatlegal.ca/index.php?name=canada_federal.meat_inspection_act
78. No food animal, other than a bird or domesticated rabbit, shall be suspended for the purpose of slaughter unless, immediately before being suspended, it is rendered unconscious or killed by a method set out in section 79.
79. Every food animal that is slaughtered shall, before being bled,
(a) be rendered unconscious in a manner that ensures that it does not regain consciousness before death, by one of the following methods:
o (i) by delivering a blow to the head by means of a penetrating or non-penetrating mechanical device in a manner that causes immediate loss of consciousness,
o (ii) by exposure to a gas or a gas mixture in a manner that causes a rapid loss of consciousness, or
o (iii) by the application of an electrical current in a manner that causes immediate loss of consciousness; or
(b) be killed by one of the methods set out in paragraph (a) or, in the case of a bird or a domesticated rabbit, by rapid decapitation.
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