The ministry said the animal's meat was sealed off at the slaughterhouse together with the meat of animals slaughtered straight afterwards.
Farmers will be able to take animals to any slaughterhouse willing to accept them as long as it can be reached in an uninterrupted journey which takes less than four and a half hours.
Officers used the vehicles to set up a roadblock after the animal escaped from a slaughterhouse in Graz.
A bull put to death by a matador will, in future, be considered in the same way as any animal killed outside a slaughterhouse .
These places may be compared to slaughterhouses where animals await death.
Cattle, goat, sheep and other animals transported to slaughterhouses suffer much abuse and even mutilation at the hands of transporters and abattoir workers before they meet their final end.
There are also no civil sector vets available to examine the animals at slaughterhouses .
The Council has drawn particular attention to proposals for strengthening enforcement of animal welfare legislation in slaughterhouses and for the training and licensing of slaughterhouse staff.
But will they take the matter very seriously and close the animal slaughterhouses altogether?
The keeping of computerised records, the thorough tagging of farm animals and the application of higher standards of inspection at slaughterhouses and abattoirs will assist.