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Animal (Diseases and Importation) Act (No. 31 of 1953).

Country/Territory
Antigua and Barbuda
Document type
Legislation
Date
1953
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Livestock
Keyword
Animal health Basic legislation Pests/diseases International trade Quarantine Slaughtering Inspection
Geographical area
Americas, Caribbean, Latin America and the Caribbean, LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN FAO, North Atlantic, Small Island Developing States
Abstract

This Act introduces certain measures for the control and eradication of diseases affecting all kinds of animals, except poultry. The Act requires owners of diseased animals to keep them separate from other animals and to notify the disease to the inspector or assistant inspectors appointed under this Act. The Act sets out the procedures for the declaration of infected places or infected areas. The Act further provides for slaughter of diseased animals, compensation, regulation-making powers of the Minister and powers of enforcement of inspectors. The Act also prescribes offences and grants powers to the Minister to apply provisions of this Act or rules made under this Act to poultry.

Full text
English
Website
www.laws.gov.ag

References - Legislation

Repealed by

Animal Health Act No. 12 of 2017.

Legislation | Antigua and Barbuda | 2017

Keyword: Animal health, Codex Alimentarius, Food quality control/food safety, Animal welfare, Authorization/permit, Basic legislation, Birds, Certification, Pests/diseases, Genetic resources, Processing/handling, Insects, Inspection, International trade, Drugs, Offences/penalties, Policy/planning, Precautionary principle, Protection of environment, Public health, Quarantine, Registration, Data collection/reporting, Research, Risk assessment/management, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Sheep/goats, Slaughtering, Standards, Transport/storage, Swine, Traceability/product tracing, Biotechnology, Cattle

Source: FAO, FAOLEX