Diseases of Animals Act, 1966

Slaughter and compensation in other cases.

23.—(1) The Minister may, in relation to any Class B disease, give public notice in such manner as he considers suitable of his intention to make an order under which a specified area will be a clearance area.

(2) Where notice is given under this section in relation to an area, the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, may pay compensation for animals or poultry in that area which, having failed to pass a test for the disease approved by the Minister, are slaughtered by arrangement between the Minister and the owner of the animals or poultry.