Answer given by Mr Borg on behalf of the Commission
There are at present, sixteen Member States which provided information regarding stricter national rules as foreseen by Article 26 of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing. These rules are not necessarily related to slaughter without stunning since other national rules may be permitted in this context.
The Commission is considering what would be the best way to inform all Member States of these national rules.
-  OJ L 303, 18.11.2009, p. 1.
OJ C 228, 17/07/2014