439. Slaughter.

The appropriate authority may if it thinks fit cause to be slaughtered:

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    (1)     any diseased or suspected poultry;

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    (2)     any poultry which are or have been in the same field, pen, shed or other place as, or otherwise in contact with, diseased poultry or which appear to them to have been exposed to infection;

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    (3)     any poultry the appropriate authority thinks should be slaughtered with a view to preventing the spread of avian influenza or Newcastle disease1.

For poultry, other than diseased poultry, so slaughtered the appropriate authority must pay as compensation the value of the bird immediately before it

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