ANIMALS (DISEASES AND IMPORTATION) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

 

PART I
Preliminary

   2   Interpretation

   3   Appointment of inspector

 

PART II
Control of diseased or suspected animals

   4   Segregation and notification of diseased animals, etc

   5   Infected places

   6   Infected areas

   7   Defined port

   8   Slaughter of diseased or suspected animals

   9   Disposal of animals

   10   Compensation

   11   Order amending definition of disease

   12   Regulations

 

PART III
Importation

   13   Prohibition of importation of birds, etc

   14   Regulations controlling the importation of animals, etc

   15   Import licence for birds, etc

   16   Quarantine depots

   17   Imported animals, etc to be quarantined

 

PART IV
General

   18   Powers of apprehension

   19   Powers of inspector

   20   Offences

   21   Penalty

   22   Evidence and presumptions

   23   Transport through infected places and areas

   24   Power to prohibit use of railway, etc by order

   25   Power to apply Act to poultry

   26   Saving

      SCHEDULE

 

THE ANIMALS (DISEASES AND IMPORTATION) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 15th October, 1948]

Cap 14

Acts
6 of 1968,
42 of 1969.

LNs
39/1949,
93/1959,
20/2008.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act.

PART I
Preliminary

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "animal" includes cattle, buffalo, horses, mules, asses, sheep, swine, goats, dogs, cats and all animals of whatsoever kind, whether similar to the foregoing or not;

   "bird" does not include poultry;

   "carcass" means the carcass of any animal, and includes any part of the carcass or of the meat, bones, hide, skin, hoofs, horns, offal or other part of an animal;

   "cattle" includes bulls, cows, oxen, steers, heifers and calves;

   "defined port" means a port as defined by any regulations made under section 14;

   "disease" means the diseases set out in the Schedule, and such other diseases as the Minister may from time to time by order made under section 11 declare to be a disease within the meaning of this Act;

   "diseased" means affected with disease;

   "fodder" means grass, hay or any other substance commonly used for the food of animals;

   "infected area" means an area declared as such under section 5 or 6;

   "infected place" means a place declared as such under section 5;

   "insect" includes members of the class Insecta and of the class Arachnida;

   "inspector" means an inspector appointed by the Governor-General under section 3;

   "litter" means straw or any other substance commonly used as the bedding for, or otherwise used for or about, animals;

   "poultry" means domestic fowls, turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea fowls and pigeons;

   "suspected" means suspected of being diseased.

3   Appointment of inspector

   (1) The Governor-General may appoint an inspector and such assistant inspectors as may be necessary for the purposes of this Act.

   (2) It shall be the duty of the inspector and assistant inspectors to carry out the provisions of this Act and of any regulations made thereunder and for such purpose every assistant inspector shall have, subject to the directions either general or particular of the inspector, all the rights, powers and duties given to the inspector under this Act.

PART II
Control of diseased or suspected animals

4   Segregation and notification of diseased animals, etc

   (1) Every person having in his possession or under his charge any diseased animal shall-

   (a)   as far as practicable keep such animal separate from animals not so diseased; and

   (b)   with all practicable speed give notice of the fact of the animal being so diseased to the inspector or to the person in charge of the nearest police station.

   (2) The person to whom notice under subsection (1) is given, if not the inspector, shall forthwith give information thereof to the inspector.

5   Infected places

   (1) Where the inspector suspects that any disease Infected exists in any stable, shed, pen, field, pasture, or other similar place, he shall forthwith sign a notice to that effect and such notice shall contain a declaration that such place, the limits whereof shall be therein specified, is an infected place. A copy of such notice shall be served upon the occupier of such place.

   (2) Upon the service of such notice the place therein specified shall be an infected place subject to confirmation or otherwise by the Minister under the provisions of subsection (4):

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