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Cattle Slaughter (Control) Act, 1959 (Chapter 250)

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This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 31 Dec 1996.

Zambia

Cattle Slaughter (Control) Act, 1959

Chapter 250

  • Commenced on 30 July 1948

  • [Up to date as at 31 December 1996]
  • [Note: The original publication document is not available and this content could not be verified.]


An Act to control the slaughter of immature and breeding cattle; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.


1. Short title and application

This Act may be cited as the Cattle Slaughter (Control) Act, and shall apply to such areas in Zambia, and to such types or classes of cattle, as the Minister may, by statutory notice, direct.

2. Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"cattle" means bovines;"immature cattle" means cattle, male or female, under the age of three years, or not having eight permanent incisor teeth yet erupted;"inspector" means any Veterinary Officer, Livestock Officer or other person authorised by the Director of Veterinary Services to inspect cattle for the purposes of this Act;"permit" means written permission issued in accordance with section three.[As amended by No. 45 of 1957]

3. Grant of permit for cattle slaughter

Where an inspector is satisfied that it is necessary or desirable in the public interest to do so, he may grant a permit to any person authorising the slaughter of such number of immature cattle or female cattle under the age of ten years as he may specify thereon.[No. 13 of 1966]

4. Restriction on slaughter of certain cattle

(1)No person shall slaughter any number of immature cattle or female cattle under the age of ten years—(a)unless he is in possession of a permit granted in respect of the slaughter thereof; or(b)exceeding the number specified on such permit.
(2)Every person who slaughters immature cattle or female cattle under the age of ten years shall, not later than thirty days after such cattle are slaughtered, furnish to the Director of Veterinary Services—(a)the permit granted in respect of the slaughter thereof; and(b)such information relating to such cattle and the slaughter thereof as the Minister may, by statutory order, require to be furnished.
(3)An order made by the Minister under this section may provide for the forms to be used and the procedure to be followed in connection with the furnishing of information to the Director of Veterinary Services under this section.[Amended by No. 13 of 1966]

5. Inspector's powers of entry

For the purposes of this Act, any inspector may at all reasonable times enter any land or premises where cattle are kept for slaughter or offered for sale, and any abattoir or slaughter-house or other place where cattle are slaughtered, and may inspect any cattle or carcasses found therein, and may issue an order forbidding the slaughter of any cattle and may seize and remove any carcass or part of any carcass which would afford evidence of a contravention of this Act.

6. Review

Any person aggrieved by a refusal of an inspector to grant a permit may ask that the decision be reviewed by the Minister, whose decision shall be final.[As amended by No. 13 of 1966]

7. Penalties

Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding three thousand penalty units or, in default of payment, to imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding six months, or to both.[As amended by Act No. 13 of 1994]