Legal Document

Title: Proclamation No 10 of 1896 Stock Diseases
Type: Regulation
Issuing Agency: National Assembly
Responsible Agency: Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
Issuing Date: 03-03-1922

TITLE XXIII

LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY

Number and year

Of Principal Law

Short Title page
Proc. 10/1896 Stock Diseases …………………… …...... 1962
H.C.N. 42/1910 Stock Diseases Regulations ………….... 1969
H.C.N. 42/1910 Importation of Bees …………………......... 1984
H.C.N.128/1938 Ports of Entry (Stock Diseases)………..... 1985
Proc. 9/1921 Pedigree Livestock……………………....... 1986
Proc. 14/1938 Wool and Mohair ……………………........... 1988
H.C.N. 70/1958 Wool and Mohair Export Duty………........... 1994
H.C.N. 15/1923 Ports of Exit (Wool and Mohair)……............ 1994
Proc. 1/1952 Wool and Mohair Marketing and Export............... 1996
H.C.N.150/1953 Wool and Mohair Marketing and Export Regulations ……………………………. 1998
Proc.57/1952 Importations, etc., of Livestock ………..... 2016
G.N. 5/1957 Ports of Entry (Livestock)…………......... 2022

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                                                                       PROCLAMATION 10 OF 1896

Short title

Regulations

Rinderpest infected areas

Prohibition of entry of animals from infected areas

Regulations

Promulgation of regulations infringement

Definition of terms

Persons proved to have spread disease of rinderpest guilty of an offence

Resident Commissioner may appoint a Court consisting of two District Officers to try Cases under this proclamtion

High Commissioner in Council may make regulations to prohibit the introduction of dogs

Penalty for contravening this part

Definition of dog

Definition

Report of death due to anthrax

Burial of animal dying of anthrax

Isolation of animals

Inoculation of animals

Offences

Bees shall not be imported without permission 

Inspection and destruction of bees,etc

 

10 OF 1896.

24 OF 1896.                                                                   STOCK DISEASES

8 OF 1903.                       To make provision for the prevention of disease among stock

7 OF 1921.

18 OF 1922.

16 OF 1923.

so of 1935                                                                                        (3rd March 1922)

Cap.78.

short title  

1. This Proclamation may be cited as the Stock Disease Proclamation.

PART 1

GENERAL

Regulations

2. It shall be lawful for the High Commissione in Council from time to time by Notice in the  Gazette to make,alter,and repeal regulations for Basutoland,or for any separate portion or portion of Basutoland,for all or  any of the following purpose and to provide for the breach thereof:

(1) The prevention of the introduction and spread among stock in Basutoland of any disease specifies in such regulations.

(2) The regulation and prevention of the importation into Basutoland of from any place outside Basutoland and of the movement of stock in Basutoland.

(3) The notification of outbreaks of any such disease.

(4) The inspection of stock and the payment by the owner or person in charge of any stock of fees for the inspection of such stock.

(5) The detention,isolation,concentration,testing,inoculation,disinfection,dosing,branding and dipping or removal of stock and the payment by the owner or person in charge of any stock of all expenses connected with the detention,isolation,concetration,testing,inoculation,disinfection,dosing,branding,and dipping or removal of such stock.

(6) The slaughter of stock with or without compesation to the owners thereof.

(7) The burial or destruction of carcasses and the payment by the owner or person in charge of such carcasses of all expenses connected with burial or destruction of such carcasses.

(8) The fencing of any portion of the border of Basutoland for the prevention of the introduction or spread among in Basutoland of any disease specified in such regulations.

(9) For prescribing the curcumstance in which compesation shall be paid by the Basutoland Administration respect of loss of sheep caused by any dipping carried out by an inspector,and the amount of such compesation.Top

 

Proc.Nos.10 and 24 of 1896                          PART 11

                                                                  RINDERPEST

Rinderpest infected areas

3. Whenever the disease known as Rinderpest is known to exist among animals in any part of Basutoland the Resident Commissioner may,by Notice in the Government Gazette,declare such part of Basutoland to be an infected area,and it shall not be lawful to remove from such area any animals as shall be mentioned in such notice, whether the same are not affected with such disease:Provided that it shall be lawful for the Resident Commissione in such notice to make such exception as he shall thick fit with regard tot he removal from such area of any animals not affected with such disease as aforesaid.


As amended by 80 of 1935

As amended by 16 of 1923

Prohibition of entry of animals from infected areas

4. No animal liable to the said disease shall be permitted to enter Basutoland from any area of district which,through the spread of said disease has been proclaimed as an infected area or district by any law,ordinace,proclamation or regulation issued in any State or Colony in South Africa by lawful authority,until further notice:Any person bringing or causing to be brought any such animal into Basutoland from such area or district shall be liable,upon conviction,to a penalty not exceeding two hundred rands or in default of payment thereof to imprisonment for any period not exceeding twelve months,unless such fine be sooner paid.Top

Regulations

5. It shall be lawful for the High Commissioner in Council from time to time to frame regulations with regard to the herding or segregation of cattle within Basutoland,whilst travelling or otherwise,and with regard to the routes or roads to be used by persons travelling with ox wagon or cattle,and the management and disposal of the said cattle,at outspans, and generally with regard to all necessary to ensure the proper carrying out of the objects of this part and the prevention of the spread of the said disease.

Promulgation of regulations infringement

6. No regulation shall be valid until published the Gazette, and from the date of such publication shall have the law; and any person contravening the same shall be liable to the penalties provided in section four of this Proclamation.

Definition of terms

7. "Animal liable to the disease known as Rinderpest" shall mean any bull,ox,cow,heifer,calf,sheep or goat, and the word" animal" in this Part shall include the carcass,skin or other portion of any animal,the entry of which is hereby or by any other Proclamation prohibited.

Persons proved to have spread disease of rinderpest guilty of an offence

8. Every person who shall be proved to have willfully or maliciously spread or caused to be spread the disease known as Rinderpest shall be guilty of an offence,and may be tried either by the High court or in manner hereinafter provided.

Resident Commissioner may appoint a Court consisting of two District Officer to try Cases under this proclamation

9. At any time after the holdings of a preparatory examination in the case of any person charged with the commission of the offence in the preceding section set forth it shall be lawful for the Resident Commissioner to appoint two or more District Officer to form and constitute a Court for the hearing and determination of the said charge, and said Court shall have jurisdiction,upon conviction,to sentence the said person to imprisonment for any period not exceeding seven years,or to receive any number of lashes not exceeding fifty,or to both such imprisonment and such lashes.Top

Proc. No of 190                                            PART III

                                                                          RABIES

High Commissioner in council may make regulations to prohibit the introduction of dogs;

10. It shall be lawful for the High Commissioner in Council to make regulations for the following purpose:

(a) To prohibit or regulate the introduction of dogs into the Territories of Basutoland from any or all adjecent Colonies.

to prohibit or regulate the Removal of dogs

(b) To prohibit or regulate the removal of dogs from any place to any other place within the said Territory.

to authorize the isolation,muzzling or destruction of dogs;

(c) To authorize or require the isolation,muzzling or destruction of any dogs within the said Territory.

Penalty for contravening this part

11. Any person contravening any regulation made under this part shall upon conviction be liable for every such contravention to a fine not exceeding one hundred rand;or in default of payment imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months.

Definition of "dog"

12. The word "dog" in this part shall include any animal liable to the disease of rabies which the Resident Commissioner may hereafter specify by Notice in the Gazette.Top

Proc. No.7 of 1921                                                   PART IV

ANTHRAX

Definition

13. In this Part- "animal" shall mean cattle,horse,asses,mules,goats,sheep and pigs;

"Government officer" shall mean a District Officer,Government Veterinary Officer,Police Officer or Stock Inspector.


For alternative of fine,see Revisions of penalties proclamtion-Title VL

By H.C.N.130 of 1949 the High Commissioner specified cats as animals liable to the disease of rabies.

 

Report of death due to anthrax

14. (1) Any chief headman who knows or has reason to suspect that any animal in his district or village is suffering from or has died of anthrax,and

(2) Any person who know or has a reason to suspect that any animal belonging to him or in his charge is suffering from or has died of anthrax.

shall report the fact or, as the case may be ,the suspicion to a District officer who shall take immediate steps to procure blood smears for purpose of diagnosis.

In any prosecution for a contravention of this section the onus of proving that he was not aware of or did not suspect the existence or nature of the disease shall rest upon the accused.

Burial of animal dying of anthrax

15. Any person having charge or control of any animal dying or suspected of having died of anthrax shall bury such animal intact in a suitable manner and in accordance with any direction given by a Government Officer,and no person shall cut up or distribute the meat or skin of any animal dying or suspected of having died of anthrax or shall skin any such animal.

Isolation of animals

16. (1) It shall be lawful for any Government Officer to isolate or cause to be isolated in a place to be pointed out by him any animals amongst which an outbreak or suspected outbreak of anthrax has occured and any other animal whicch have been or are suspected of having been in contact with animals infected with anthrax,and any orders given by a Government Officer for the purpose of such isolation shall be complied with by any person having charge or control of the animals whose isolation is required.

(2) The isolation of any group of animal shall be continued until all the animals isolated in tha t group have been inoculated by a Government Officer and for a further period of ten days calculated from the date of the last inoculation of any such animal.

(3) Any costs incurred in connection with the isolation of animals shall be recoverable from the owner of the animals and any owner of animals isolated under the provision of this section may be ordered by a Government Officer to furnish such number of efficient herds as in the opinion of such officer shall be necessary for the purpose of herding and isolation such animals.Top

Inoculation of animals

17. The Principal Veterinary Officer or other Government Officer of the Territory may inoculate or cause to be inoculated such animals as he may think necessary for the purpose of preventing the spread of anthrax and any person having charge or control of such animals shall comply with any order given by the Principal Veterianry Officer or other Government Officer for the purpose of such inoculation.

18. (1) The High Commissioner may,for the purpose of preventing the spread of Anthrax ,prescribe by Notice int he Gazette the places,to be known as Ports of Entry,at which animals,or any particular species of animal,shall be introduced into the Territory.

(2) The Principal Veterinary Officer may,for the purpose of arranging adequate Inspection and,if necessary,inoculation,of animals which may be introduced into the Territory through any prescribed Port of Entry,direct that such animals shall only be introduced on stated days of the week and at stated times.

(3) Any person who introduces into Territory any animal or any particular species of animals to which a Notice under sub-section (1) of this section relates except through a prescribed Port of Entry,or except on such days and at such times as amy be directed under sub-section (2),shall be guilty of an offence and be liable on convition to the penalties in section nineteen.

Offences

19. Any person contravening or attempting to contravene any provision of this part shall be guilty of an offence,and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty rands,or,in default of payment,to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months.Top

PART V

FOUL BROOD AMONGST BEES

Bees shall not be imported without permission

20. No person shall import or cause to be imported into Basutoland

(a) bees from any place without the written permission of the Resident Commissioner;

(b) from any place outside South Africa honey in combs,or extracted beeswax,foundation comb,used beehives or used beehive accessories or applicances or anything that has been used to contain or manipulate bees or beeswax.

Inspection and destruction of bees,etc

21. The Resident Commissioner,and District Officer or any other person authorized by the Resident Commissioner amy-

(a) inspect any consignment of bees imported under the permission aforesaid: Top


As substituted by 57 of 1922.

As substituted by 36 of 1938.

As substituted by 36 of 1938

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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