Diseases of Animals Act, 1966

Expenses of burial of carcases washed ashore.

44.—(1) Where a carcase washed ashore is buried or destroyed under the direction of a receiver of wreck with authority from the Minister for Transport and Power, the expenses thereof shall be expenses of the local authority and shall be paid by the local authority to the receiver on demand, and in default of payment shall be recoverable with costs by the receiver from the local authority.

(2) Where a local authority has incurred any expenses under this section on account of the burial or destruction of the carcase of any animal which, or the carcase of which, was thrown or washed from any vessel, the owner of the vessel shall be liable to repay such expenses to the local authority; and the local authority may recover such expenses with costs in the same manner as salvage is recoverable.