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The Metropolitan Abattoirs Act.—1908.

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same to an inspector, he may be instantly dismissed by the secretary, 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 live. is 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 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

(6) Feed

diseased stock after

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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.

Carcasses slaughtered to be branded.

64. (1) The Board shall from time to time cause all carcasses (except carcasses 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 carcasses not to be sold or exposed for sale.

Unlawful branding or defacing brands.

Vict. Act, sec. 33.

65. Any person who, without being able to give a satisfactory account thereof, affixes or implants, or attempts to affix or implant, 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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be, or be supposed to be, and any such officer, inspector, member, or constable may, for the purposes of identification, make such mark as he deems fit on any carcass or meat in respect of which he is of opinion that any provision of this Act is not being fully complied with.

(2) Any person who delays or obstructs any such officer, inspector, member, or constable in the exercise of any power conferred by this section, or who without the authority of an inspector removes or defaces any such mark, shall, for each such offence, be liable to a penalty of not more than Ten Pounds.

branded carcasses.

67. (1) Any officer of the Board, or any inspector, or member Power to seize unof the police force, or any special or district constable may seize any carcass that does not appear to him to have been branded, or any Victorian Act, 1652, meat that does not appear to him to be derived from a carcass that sec. 43. has been branded, in case the carcass or the meat is either exposed for sale or in the possession of any person, apparently for the purpose of sale for human consumption, and such officer, inspector, membar, or constable, if he shall think it desirable so to do, may remove any carcass or meat so seized.

(2) Any person claiming any carcass or meat so seized may, Persons affected may within forty-eight hours after such seizure, complain thereof to any

make complaint. Justice, and such complaint may be heard and determined before a Special Magistrate or any two Justices in Adelaide, who may either confirm or disallow such seizure, and may order the carcass or the meat seized to be destroyed, and may make such order as regards costs as he or they shall think just.

(3) The onus of proof that any carcass or meat seized was not onus of proof. intended for sale for human consumption, or that it had been branded or formed part of a carcass that had been branded in accordance with the provisions of this Act, shall be upon the complainant.

(1) In the event of no such complaint being made within forty- Where no complaint, eight hours after such seizure, or of such seizure being confirmed, property of the Board. the carcass or the meat as to the seizure of which no complaint has been made, or the seizure of which has been confirmed, shall thereupon become the property of the Board: Provided that any carcass or any meat condemned by any inspector shall be disposed of as provided in section 61 hereof, or as the Secretary of the Board may direct.

(5) In the event of any person without the authority of the Board Offence for removing removing or taking away any carcass or meat so seized, such person, authority. in addition to any other punishment to which he may be liable, shall be deemed and taken to be guilty of an offence against this Act. (6) Any person who refuses to give information, or gives false Persons refusing

information liable to information, in answer to any inquiry made in the course of his duty penalty. by any inspector or officer of the Board, member of the police force, or special or district constable shall be liable on conviction to a penalty of Five Pounds.

carcass without

(7) It

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Members of police force to report breaches of Act.

Penalty for refusing name and address.

(7) It shall be the duty of every member of the police force and every special constable and every district constable who finds and person committing a breach of any of the provisions of this Act to demand from such person his name and place of abode, and to report the fact of such breach and the name and place of abode of such person as soon as may be to the secretary of the Board.

(8) Any person who refuses to state his name and place of abode or states a false name or place of abode, shall be liable on conviction to a penalty of Five Pounds.

68. The Board may deliver or contract for the delivery of meat slaughtered at the abattoirs, for such remuneration and upon such terms as it shall think fit.

Board may deliver or contract for the delivery of meat.

at abattoirs.

Blood, &c, to be 69. The Board shall cause all by-products to be treated and rendered merchant.

rendered merchantable by means of desiccators, digesters, or such able.

other means as the Board shall think fit. Meat slaughtered 70. It shall be the duty of the Board to cause all carcasses slaughwithout the metropolitan abattoirs tered without the metropolitan abattoirs area, and brought to the area to le inspected abattoirs or other premises mentioned in section 54 for examina

tion, to be examined by an inspector, upon payment of such reasonable fees as shall be from time to time fixed by the Board, and if upon such examination such carcasses shall be found to be free from disease the inspector shall give a certificate in writing to that effect, and brand the same, but if found to be diseased the same shall be retained and disposed of in manner mentioned in section 61: Provided that no such examination shall be made, or certificate given, or brand implanted in respect of any such carcas unless there is attached thereto in natural connection when brought for examination the pleura and the peritoneum, lungs, heart, kidneys

, tongue, and such other organs as are prescribed, and, in the case of cows, the udder also: Provided also that the carcasses of stock (with the exception of calves) may be cut in halves.

PART v.

Establishment of markets.

PART V.

MARKETS FOR STOCK. 71. The Board is hereby authorised and empowered to erect and establish markets for the sale of stock on land to be acquired, together with all such railway sidings, buildings, pens, yards, races, plant, works, machinery, and appurtenances as the Board may consider necessary, and from time to time to alter, remove, and extend the same, and the Board may, if it think fit, lease the existing markets for stock, and the buildings and appurtenances connected therewith situated on North Terrace and on the park lands within the City of Adelaide, and may purchase and remove all or any part of such buildings and appurtenances.

72. Forthwith after leasing the existing markets and also after the erection of new markets for the sale of stock, the Board shall

give

Public notice to be given when markets ready.

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give public notice that such markets respectively will be available for the sale of stock on and after a day to be specified in such notice; and it shall be the duty of the Board to have such markets then and thereafter available accordingly, but the leased markets shall only remain markets for the sale of stock until such new markets are erected.

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73. After the date specified in any notice given under the next preceding section, the control of the markets for stock by the Corporation of the City of Adelaide shall cease, and all Proclamations in the Government Gazette respecting the same shall be of no further force or virtue and the markets established, erected, or leased by the Board in pursuance of this Act shall be public markets for the sale of stock, and shall be under the control of the Board, and no other markets for the sale of stock shall be established, erected, or proclaimed within the metropolitan abattoirs area, any provision io the contrary in any Act of Parliament notwithstanding.

74. All by-laws and regulations affecting the said slaughter-house Present by-laws and and the markets for stock, hitherto controlled by the Corporation of in force until new the City of Adelaide, and which are in force at the time of the by-laws and regula

tions mide. passing of this Act, shall have full force and effect as regards such slaughter-house and markets, as well as the abattoirs and markets to be established by the Board under this Act, until by-laws and regulations are made under or in pursuance of this Act.

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POWER TO TAKE LAND, ETC. 75. For the purposes of this Act the Board may compulsorily Power to take land

compulsorily. take land within the metropolitan abattoirs area (except park lands or public reserves and lands subject to the public right of way), and, with the consent of the Governor, land in any part in the State of South Australia.

76. Part XII. of "The Municipal Corporations Act, 1890,” shall, Part XII. of Act mutatis mutandis, apply in all cases where the Board requires land 497 of 1890 to apply. for works and undertakings as if the same were set out in this Act.

Lands Clauses Con

77. The Lands Clauses Consolidation Acts, except sections 110, solidation Acts 114, 115, 116, 117, and 118 of the Ordinance No. 6 of 1847, are incorporated. incorporated with this Act, and shall take effect with regard to all works and undertakings which the Board is by any part of this Act authorised to construct, and the Board taking lands for such purposes shall be regarded as the promoters of an undertaking and this Act as the special Act within the meaning of such incorporated Acts: Provided that for the purposes of section 13 of Act No. 202 of 1881 there shall be deemed to be no such special Act.

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