394. Slaughter of susceptible animals.

The relevant authority1 must cause to be slaughtered all susceptible animals2 kept on premises which are declared by the relevant authority to be infected premises under any provision which gives effect in relation to England or Wales to European legislation3 on Community measures for the control of foot-and-mouth disease4. The relevant authority may decide not to slaughter susceptible animals kept in:


    (1)     a laboratory, zoo, wildlife park or other premises where animals are kept principally for the purposes of display and education of the public, or an enclosed area principally used for shooting; or


    (2)     premises not falling within