1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Prohibition of importation of animal semen

   4   Powers of entry, etc on premises

   5   Offences

   6   Regulations

   7   Establishment of Board



[Date of Commencement: 24th August, 1950]

Cap 12.

6 of 1968,
12 of 1985.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Animals (Artificial Insemination Control) Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "animals" means cattle, sheep, goats, swine, horses, domestic fowls, turkeys, geese and ducks,

   "the Board" means the Artificial Insemination Advisory Board established under section 7;

   "the Director" means the Director of Veterinary Services;

   "regulations" means regulations made under section 6.

[6/1968 s 3(2) and Sch.]

3   Prohibition of importation of animal semen

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   (1) No person shall import or bring into the Island the semen of any animal to which any regulations apply except under and in accordance with the terms of a valid licence granted by the Director:

   Provided that where it is shown to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Customs and Excise that any such semen is being imported or brought in solely with a view to the re-exportation thereof by way of transshipment, the Commissioner of Customs and Excise may, subject to such conditions as he may think fit to impose for ensuring the re-exportation of the semen, allow the semen to be imported or brought in.

[12/1985 Sch.]

   (2) A licence under this section may be granted subject to such conditions as may be therein specified and may be revoked by the Director at any time.

   (3) Any semen with respect to which there is reason to believe that an offence against subsection (1) has been committed may be seized and detained pending the determination of any proceedings instituted under this section in respect of any such offence or until the Director is satisfied that no such proceedings are likely to be instituted and any semen so detained shall be detained at the owner's risk in such place and manner as the Director may direct and, if such proceedings as aforesaid result in a conviction, shall be destroyed or otherwise disposed of as the Director may direct.

4   Powers of entry, etc on premises

   Any person authorised in writing in that behalf by the Director may, upon producing his authority, enter at all reasonable times-

   (a)   any premises occupied by the holder of a licence issued under this Act or under any regulations and used for or in connection with any of the purposes authorised by the licence;

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