Diseases of Animals Act, 1966

Diseased animals or poultry in transit.

26.—The Minister may make orders—

(a) prohibiting or regulating the sending or carrying of diseased or suspected animals or poultry, or of dung or other thing likely to spread disease, or causing them to be sent or carried, on railways, canals, rivers or inland navigations, or on highways or thoroughfares, or in vessels, aircraft or otherwise;

(b) prohibiting or regulating the leading or driving of diseased or suspected animals or poultry, or the causing of them to be led or driven on highways or thoroughfares or elsewhere;

(c) prohibiting or regulating the placing or keeping of diseased or suspected animals or poultry on common or unenclosed land or in fields or other places insufficiently fenced, or on the sides of highways;

(d) prohibiting or regulating the exposure of diseased or suspected animals or poultry in markets or fairs or saleyards, or other public or private places where animals or poultry are commonly exposed for sale;

(e) making provision for animals and poultry affected or suspected of being affected with disease—

(i) while exposed for sale or exhibited in a market, fair, sale-yard, place of exhibition or other place, or

(ii) while placed in a lair or other place before exposure for sale, or

(iii) while in transit or in course of being moved by land or by water, or

(iv) while being in common or unenclosed land, or

(v) while being in a slaughter-house or place where animals or poultry are slaughtered or are kept with a view to slaughter, or

(vi) generally, while being in a place not in the possession or occupation or under the control of the owner of the animals or poultry;

(f) making provision for the consequences under this Act of animals or poultry being found in the places and in the circumstances mentioned in this section, both in relation to the places in which the animals or poultry are so found and to any other animals or poultry that may be or may have been in any of the said places and with which they were or may have been in contact.