389. Rabies: importation and quarantine.

The appropriate authority1 may by orders make such provision as it thinks fit for the purpose of preventing the introduction of rabies into Great Britain, and such orders may include provision for the destruction by prescribed persons of affected animals2. The authority may also make orders requiring mammals which may be carriers of rabies to be kept in quarantine in such cases, for such periods and under such conditions as it may prescribe3, and prohibiting or regulating the importation of rabies virus in any form4. Under those powers, an order has been made5 controlling the landing from abroad of any animal belonging to certain orders of mammals6.

A licence7 is required before such an animal may be brought from a place outside Great Britain8 and landed9 in Great Britain10. Similarly, where an animal landed in Great Britain is br

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