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Control of Slaughtering of Cattle Act (Act 19 of 1961)

This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 30 Jun 2012.


Control of Slaughtering of Cattle Act

Act 19 of 1961

  • Commenced on 1 October 1961

  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2012.]

[Act 19 of 1961; S.I. 95 of 1975; Act 23 of 1976; Act 18 of 1981]

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Control of Slaughtering of Cattle Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act unless the context otherwise requires—"cattle" means cows, heifers, and heifer calves.

3. Restriction of slaughtering of cattle

No person shall slaughter or cause to be slaughtered any cattle unless a written permit that such cattle may be slaughtered has been issued by the prescribed authority and is in force.

4. Penalties for conviction

Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of section 3 shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees and to imprisonment not exceeding six months.

5. Delegation of powers

The authority by whom permits may be issued for the slaughter of cattle under this Act may delegate his powers to any officers or persons designated by him and thereupon the authority and any such officers or persons may exercise such powers.

6. Regulations

The Minister may make regulations for carrying out the objects and provisions of this Act and without prejudice to the generality of the power hereby conferred such regulations may—

(a)prescribe the authority by whom permits may be issued for the slaughter of cattle;
(b)amend, add to or alter the definition of cattle in section 2;
(c)limit the application of this Act to certain parts of Seychelles;
(d)suspend the operation of this Act indefinitely or for specified period or periods of time.