The appropriate authority1 may also cause to be slaughtered2:
(1) any animals affected with foot-and-mouth disease, or suspected of being so affected3;
(2) any animals which are or have been in the same field, shed, or other place, or in the same herd or flock, or otherwise in contact with animals affected with foot-and-mouth disease, or which appear to the appropriate authority to have been in any way exposed to the infection of foot-and-mouth disease4;
(3) any animals it thinks should be slaughtered with a view to preventing the spread of foot-and-mouth disease5.
The appropriate authority may exercise the power
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