420. Slaughter of animals.

The appropriate authority must cause to be slaughtered1 all animals2 affected with cattle plague3 and all cattle4 affected with pleuro-pneumonia5. A local authority must cause to be slaughtered every animal within its district which is affected with or suspected of rabies or which is shown to the satisfaction of an inspector to have been bitten by an animal so affected6.

The appropriate authority may cause animals to slaughtered in connection with controlling the spread of foot-and-mouth disease7, swine fever8, cattle plague9 or pleuro-pneumonia10.

It may, if it thinks fit, cause to be slaughtered any animal which is affected or suspected of