Diseases of Animals Act, 1966

Slaughter of animals and poultry by local authorities.

39.—(1) The Minister may make orders directing or authorising, in case of the existence or suspected existence of any disease and under such conditions as he may prescribe, the slaughter of animals and poultry and the destruction of carcases and eggs or other things by local authorities, either generally or in particular instances, and for the payment of compensation, in all or any of such cases, by local authorities.

(2) The Minister may by such orders direct or authorise the slaughter both of animals and poultry actually affected with disease and also of animals or poultry suspected of disease or being or having been in the same field, shed or other place or in the same herd or flock or otherwise in contact with animals affected with disease or being or having been otherwise exposed to the infection thereof.