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The Metropolitan Abattoirs Act.—1908.

Part IV.

All stock to be
slaughtered at
abattoirs.
Ibid, secs. 17 and 19.
No stock to be
slaughtered except at
the abattoirs.
No meat to be sold,
etc., except of stock
so slaughtered.
Ibid, ss. 17, 19, Vict.,
No. 1069, 1890, s. 6.
Vict., No. 1652, 1900
88. 12, 30.
Unless carcasses
inspected.
Imp. Law (Germany)
of June 3, 1900,
8. 12.

Meat Supervision Act.
36 Vic., No. 1652.
No flesh of any calf
less than twenty-one
days old or under
forty pounds in weight
to be sold.
Vict., No. 1652, 1900,
8. 30 (2).

54. After the date specified in such notice, and while such abattoirs are available for slaughtering stock(1) No person shall, within the metropolitan abattoirs area,

(a) slaughter or allow or cause to be slaughtered any stock for sale for human consumption, or dress or allow or cause to be dressed any carcass for sale, or sell or attempt to sell or expose for sale, or allow or cause to be sold or exposed for sale, any carcass or meat not slaughtered at such abattoirs, or, if slaughtered without the metropolitan abattoirs area, the carcass of which, together with the pleura and the peritoneum, lungs, heart, kidneys, tongue, and such other organs as are prescribed, attached in natural connection, and, in the case of cows, the udder also so attached, has not been first brought to the abattoirs or to some other premises established by the Board for that purpose within Hindmarsh, Gawler, Grey, or Young ward of the City of Adelaide, and inspected and branded by an inspector, as provided in section 70, or (b) slaughter at any slaughterhouse or abattoir exempted under section 55 or 80 any stock, except for export or for meat to be tinned or cured

for export, or for curing as bacon and ham: Penalty-First offence, Ten Pounds; second offence, Twentyfive Pounds; and for each succeeding offence Fifty Pounds.

No person shall sell or attempt to sell, or expose for sale, or

allow or cause to be sold or exposed for sale the flesh of any calf, less than twenty-one days old or of less weight than forty pounds; and in any prosecution under this sub

section the onus of proving age shall be on the defendant: Penalty-First offence, Ten Pounds; second offence, Twentyfive Pounds; and each succeeding offence, Fifty Pounds.

Where, in contravention of the provisions of subsection (2) of this

section, any person sells or attempts to sell, or exposes for sale, or allows or causes to be sold or exposed for sale the whole or any part of the carcass of any calf, such carcass or part shall be deemed to be a carcass or meat which is subject to the provisions of section 61 of this Act, and may

he seized and dealt with, as provided in such section: (4) No person shall be liable to any punishment for any offence

against this section in respect of any meat or carcass, or part of a carcass, which he proves to the satisfaction of the Court was not sold or intended to be used for human con

sumption: Nothing in this Act shall protect any person who sells or

attempts to sell or exposes for sale, or allows or causes to be sold or exposed for sale, for human consumption, any carcass or meat which has become unwholesome after the same has been branded, or any imported meat that is unwholesome:

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(6) For the purposes of this section such abattoirs shall be _Part 1v.

deemed to be available for slaughtering stock at all times
except during such times as the Board shall by public
notice declare such abattoirs to be closed to the slaughter-
ing of stock:

(7) It shall not be an offence under this Act to slaughter poultry Nooffence to slaughter elsewhere than at the abattoirs, or to sell or expose or offer phant

off poultry elsewhere

than at abattoirs. for sale within the metropolitan abattoirs area, any poultry so slaughtered.

55. On the day specified in any such notice given pursuant to Private abattoirs section 53 hereof, all private abattoirs or slaughter-houses within closed. the metropolitan abattoirs area shall be closed by the owner, occupier, or person having the control or management thereof, notwithstanding the fact that licences in respect thereof have been issued by any of the constituent Corporations or Councils or by any Board of Health. And after such day specified as aforesaid no constituent Corporation or Council shall, nor shall any Board of Health, save as is in this section provided, issue any licence or licences for the slaughtering of stock: Provided that this section shall not apply to any slaughter-house or abattoir used or intended to be used only for the purpose of slaughtering stock for export, or for meat to be tinned or canned for export, or for curing bacon and hams.

56. (1) Compensation shall be paid to the owners of all private Compensation to abattoirs and slaughterhouses closed by the operation of the next owners of slaughter.

houses. preceding section, and which were in use as abattoirs or slaughterhouses at the time of the passing of this Act: Provided that no compensation shall be paid in respect of any abattoir or slaughterhouse which is not suitable for use as such; and that in estimating the compensation to be paid in respect of any abattoir or slaughterhouse a fair deduction shall be made on account of the value of the buildings and equipment thereof for any other purpose, and that nothing shall be allowed for goodwill or loss of business : And provided further that the aggregate of the amounts to be paid by way of compensation shall not exceed the sum of Seven Thousand Pounds.

Iny compensation to be paid in respect of any abattoir or slaughterhouse shall be paid by the Board out of any of its moneys, including borrowed moneys.

(3) No claim for compensation shall be considered, nor shall any Claims for compensa

' tion to be made within amount be paid in respect thereof, unless within twenty-one days

n wenty-one day twenty-one days. after the publication in the Government Gazette of the notice given pursuant to section 53 hereof, the claimant delivers to the secretary of the Board a notice in writing, stating the amount and particulars of his claim and the premises in respect of which such claim is made. C-957

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(4) The Governor shall, as soon as practicable after the publi. Valuer to be appointed cation of the notice given pursuant to section 53 hereof, appoint by the Gorernment.

a valuer to determine all claims for compensation made in

voluer to determine all claims for accordance with this section. The fees and expenses of such

valuer shall be fixed by the Governor and paid by the Board Duties of valuer. 5) The valuer shall consider and inquire into all claims made as

aforesaid, and shall as to each claim determine, by writing under his hand delivered to the Commissioner of Crown Lands, whether any and (if any) what amount is payable under subsection (1) of this section in respect thereof; and in making each determination the valuer shall have regard to the limit of Seven Thousand Pounds

fixed by the said subsection (1). Valuer to determine (6) If any abattoir or slaughterhouse in respect of which the reductions in rent.

valuer determines that compensation is to be paid is let at the time of the determination, the valuer shall also determine, by writing under his hand delivered to the said Commissioner, what reduction ought to be made in the rent; and the rent accrued or to accrue for any period after the closing of the abattoir or slaughterhouse shall be reduced accordingly: Provided that if any reduction is made under this subsection in the rent of any premises, the lessee or his successor in title shall have the option of continuing the

lease at the reduced rent or of cancelling the lease. No appeal from de (7) Any determination by the valuer under subsection (5) or termination.

subsection (6) of this section shall be absolutely final and not subject to any appeal or to be questioned in any way whatever.

Slaughtermen to be 57. No person shall act or be permitted to act as slaughterman, licensed by Board.

or as attendant or assistant to any slaughterman, at the abattoirs, unless and until and so long as he is licensed by the Board. The licence shall be granted for a period of not more than one year, and the fee for a slaughterman's licence shall not exceed Two Pounds Two Shillings, and for an attendant's or assistant's licence Ten Shillings; and no person under the age of seventeen years shall be licensed as a slaughterman's attendant or assistant: Provided that the Board may employ slaughtermen, attendants, and assistants at the abattoirs without licensing them.

Penalty, Ten Pounds. Licence may be 58. (1) Any licence issued under the last preceding section may cancelled by Board:

be cancelled by the Board if the licensee shall omit forth with to report to an inspector any case of disease which manifests itself in any stock slaughtered by such licensee, or for incapacity, misconduct, insobriety, or dirty habits.

(2) The secretary of the Board may at any time suspend the operation of the licence of any licensee alleged to be incapable, or guilty of misconduct, insobriety, or dirty habits, until the next

meeting of the Board. Licensed slaughter- 59. If any licensed slaughterman shall discover any disease in men to report disease discovered in stock

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same to an inspector, he may be instantly dismissed by the secre PART IV. tary, and shall, in addition thereto, be liable to a penalty of Ten Pounds.

60. For the purpose of preventing the consumption of meat that Inspection of liveis diseased —

stock and carcasses. (1) It shall not be lawful for any person to slaughter any stock

at the abattoirs without the consent and except in the

presence of an inspector:
(2) If the carcass of any stock slaughtered at the abattoirs is,

after post-mortem examination, found to be diseased, notice
thereof in writing shall be given to the owner, his servant,
or agent, as soon as practicable; and if such owner, ser-
vant, or agent shall, within four hours from the receipt of
such notice by writing under his hand given to the Chief
Inspector or Superintendent of the abattoirs, dispute the
fact that such carcass is diseased the Chief Inspector or
Superintendent shall forthwith appoint an independent
veterinary surgeon to inspect such carcass, whose decision,
certified in writing, shall be final. If the decision of the
veterinary surgeon is that the carcass is diseased, the fee
payable to him for inspection shall be paid by such owner
upon demand, and if not so paid shall be recoverable from
him in any Court of competent jurisdiction ; but if other-
wise, then such fee shall be paid by the Board. Should
no dispute arise within such four hours the carcass shall
be disposed of pursuant to section 61. The provisions of

this subsection shall apply to great cattle only:
(3) Forthwith, upon the slaughter of any stock at the abattoirs,

the carcass shall be inspected by an inspector, and no
meat shall be moved therefrom unless and until he
declares it to be free from disease, or unless as hereinafter

provided.
Penalty, Fifty Pounds for each offence.

61. Whenever, on the slaughter of any stock, it is found that Mode of dealing with

diseased stock after such stock is diseased, it shall be the duty of an inspector, subject Slaughter. to subsection (2) of the next preceding section hereof, to forthwith cause the carcass, or such part thereof as such inspector may deem advisable, to be burnt or so dealt with that the same cannot be used for consumption by human beings or by carnivorous or omnivorous animals; and the Board shall make such allowance to the owner of such stock as it considers just in all cases where such carcass is treated by the Board as a by-product. 62. No person shall within the metropolitan abattoirs area

Prohibition against (a) Keep or use any house or place, except as provided by slaughtering, &c.

section 55 hereof, for the purpose of slaughtering or
killing any stock or for boiling down any part of
the carcass of any stock for food for carnivorous or
omnivorous animals; or

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(6) Feed any carnivorous or omnivorous animal with any part

of the carcass of any stock which shall not have been slaughtered at the abattoirs, whether the same shall have

been boiled down or not ; or (c) Sell or supply for food for carnivorous or omnivorous

animals any part of the carcass of any stock not slaughtered at the abattoirs, whether boiled down or

not: Provided that this section shall not apply to stock killed at the Zoological Gardens for consumption by animals thereat.

Duty of owners, &c. of stock dying.

63. The owner or person in charge of any stock which shall die within the metropolitan abattoirs area, or be killed at any place within such area other than at the abattoirs, shall, within twentyfour hours from the death or killing of such stock(a) Apply to an inspector for leave to bury the carcass of such

stock, and if leave be granted bury the same as directed

by and under the supervision of an inspector; or (b) Convey the carcass of such stock to the abattoirs to be

disposed of as an inspector shall direct : Provided that this section shall not apply to poultry or to stock killed at the Zoological Gardens for consumption by animals thereat.

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64. (1) The Board shall from time to time cause all carcasses (except carcasscs of diseased stock) slaughtered at the abattoirs, and the part of any carcass removed therefrom, or from the other premises mentioned in section 54, to be branded as may appear expedient.

(2) Any person who shall sell or expose for sale a carcass or portion of a carcass which has not been branded as required by this Act, shall be liable to a penalty of Fifty Pounds.

Unbranded carcase es not to be sold or exposed for sale.

Unlawful Lranding or 65. Any person who, without being able to give a satisfactory defacing brands.

account thereof, affixes or implants, or attempts to affix or implant, Vict. Act, sec. 33. or causes or allows to be affixed or implanted any brand purportiny

to be a brand under this Act upon any carcass or meat, and any person who, without being able to give a satisfactory account thereof, removes or defaces or attempts to remove or deface, or causes or allows to be removed or defaced any brand placed on a carcass pursuant to this Act, shall be liable on conviction to a penalty not exceeding One Hundred Pounds, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding twelve months.

Buildings may be 66. (1) Any officer of the Board, or any inspector, or any member entered where stock or carcass is supposed of the police force, or any special constable or district constable to be.

may at any time enter into and upon any place, building, or premises in the metropolitan abattoirs area where any stock or carcass may

be,

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