274. Powers of entry.

For the purpose of giving effect to arrangements for the care or disposal of animals following closure of a zoo1, a person duly authorised by a local authority2 for these purposes may, on producing his authority if so required, enter the premises of the zoo3 for the purposes of:


    (1)     inspecting any animal found there to which the arrangements relate;


    (2)     inspecting the accommodation of any such animal;


    (3)     caring for any such animal; or


    (4)     removing any such animal4.

If a justice of the peace is satisfied by sworn information in writing that:


    (a)     it is necessary or desirable