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The Metropolitan Abattoirs Act.—1908.

PART vil.

PART VII.

Other suburban
Councils may use
abattoirs after
Proclamation.

Proclamation to be published.

EXTENSION OF THE METROPOLITAN ABATTOIRS

AREA. 78. The Governor may, by Proclamation (subject to the proviso contained in section 10), upon a request in writing being made to him by any Municipal Corporation or District Council whose Municipality or District is contiguous to the metropolitan abattoirs area that it desires to become a constituent Corporation or Council, declare that such Corporation or Council, shall be a constituent Corporation or Council, and that the provisions of this Act shall, from a date to be mentioned in such Proclamation (such date being the commencement of a financial year) apply within the Municipality or District, or portion of the Municipality or District, to be also therein mentioned, of such Corporation or District Council. Such request shall define the Municipality or District or portion of the Municipality or District under the jurisdiction of such Municipal Corporation or District Council within which it is desired that the provisions of this Act shall apply, but no such request shall be inade to the Governor until all terms and conditions are mutually agreed upon between the Board and the constituent Corporations and Councils for the time being affected by this Act, and the Municipal Corporation or District Council desiring to becoine a constituent Corporation or Council.

79. Such Proclamation shall define the Municipality or District or portion of the Municipality or District within which the provisions of this Act are to apply, and shall be published in the Government Gazette, and after the date therein fixed for the provisions of this Act to apply the Municipal Corporation or District Council named therein shall become a constituent Corporation or Council (as the case may be) and the Municipality or District or portion of the Municipality or District defined in such Proclamation shall form part of the metropolitan abattoirs area.

80. After the time fixed by Proclamation for this Act to apply to any Municipality or District or portion of any Municipality or District, all private abattoirs or slaughter-houses within the Municipality or District or portion of the Municipality or District defined in such Proclamation shall be closed by the owner, occupier, or person having the control or management thereof. And after such time as aforesaid no such Municipal Corporation or District Council shall, save as in this section provided, issue any licence or licences for the slaughtering of stock within such Municipality or District, or such portion thereof to which this Act shall be proclaimed to apply: Provided that this section shall not apply to any slaughter-house or abattoirs established, or to be established within the limits of its Municipality or District or such portion thereof as aforesaid, if such slaughter-house or abattoirs is or are used or intended to be used only for slaughtering stock for export, or for meat to be tinned or canned for export, or for curing bacon and hams.

PART

Private abattoirs or slaughter. houses to be closed in added area.

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PART VIII.

PART VUIT.

REGULATIONS. 81. The Board may from time to time make regulations for the Regulations. purpose of carrying into effect all or any of the objects or purposes Victorian Act, seo. 44. expressed or implied in this Act, or incidental thereto, or anywise in connection therewith ; and without limitation of or derogation from the foregoing general power, the Board may also make regulations for all or any of the following purposes:(1) Prescribing the conditions on which stock may be received

into or supplied or removed from the abattoirs :
(2) Prescribing tre duties of inspectors, superintendents, clerks,

mechanics, slaughtermen, and other officers and servants
of the Board, and for regulating and enforcing the duc

performance of such duties:
(3) For licensing and registering persons engaged in tending and

slaughtering stock, and in dressing carcasses at the abattoirs: (4) Prescribing the time for slaughtering stock, for the feeding,

watering, and tending, and the preventing of cruelty to
and overcrowding of stock at the abattoirs, and for the

milking of milch stock at the abattoirs :
(5) For examining stock and carcasses by inspectors and

veterinary surgeons, and prescribing the mode of dealing
with stock at the abattoirs when suspected of being
affected with disease, and of dealing with carcasses and

meat found to be so affected:
(6) Prescribing the mode of slaughtering animals and of flaying

and dressing carcasses:
(7) For examining by inspectors the different parts of a carcass

after slaughter at the abattoirs, and for preventing the
parts of one carcass being mixed with those of another

prior to examination :
(8) For examining by inspectors of carcasses slaughtered without

the metropolitan abattoirs area, and for prescribing what
organs must be attached to such carcasses of various
animals, and how attached, and as regards the examining
of carcasses elsewhere than at the abattoirs, prescribing
the place at which and the days and times when such

carcasses will be received for that purpose ;
(9) For the branding or marking of carcasses and of any part

thereof: (10) Fixing the rates of slaughtering fees or of dues payable for

the use of the abattoirs and of the markets, under Part V.

of this Act, and of sustenance fees for stock:
(11) Fixing the fees for examining stock, for examining and

branding of carcasses, and for giving certificates as to any
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examination

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PART VIII.

examination of stock or any carcass or meat made by or

under the direction of an inspector: (12) Prescribing the mode of removing condemned carcasses or

meat, and of rendering the same unusable for human consumption, or for consumption by carnivorous or omnivorous animals, and of disposing of or destroying the same, and

the fees payable in respect thereof: (13) Prescribing the mode of removing, dealing with, and dis

posing of blood, offal, garbage, refuse matters, and manure from the abattoirs, and the disposal of hides, skins,

hair, hoofs, and horns of stock slaughtered thereat: (14) For securing the cleanliness and wholesomeness of carcasses

or meat from the time of slaughtering the stock until the

delivery of the same to the retail buyer: (15) For securing the cleanliness and wholesomeness of casings

used in the making up of small goods, and for preventing the admixture in small goods of substances deleterious to

health : (16) For maintaining the cleanliness of the abattoirs and of

appliances used thereat, and the cleanliness of the clothing of

persons engaged therein or slaughtering or dressing

carcasses therein: (17) For preventing persons affected with communicable disease

being employed in the handling of carcasses or meat: (18) For stopping temporarily the manufacture of and the sale of

small goods in circumstances in which danger to the consumer is apprehended owing to uncleanliness, or to the presence of infection on, about, or near the premises where

such manufacturing or sale is carried on: (19) For maintaining the cleanliness of meat markets, meat

stalls, butchers' shops, small goods manufacturing houses, or places used for selling, preserving, freezing, chilling, or storing meat, and premises appurtenant to any

of such markets, stalls, shops, houses, places, and premises, and of appliances used thereat, and for the removing of blood, offal, garbage, refuse matters, and manure therefrom, and for maintaining the cleanliness of vehicles and

receptacles used for conveyance of carcasses or meat: (20) For prohibiting the carriage or delivery of meat in open

vehicles : (21) For regulating or prohibiting the hawking of meat in the

metropolitan abattoirs area, or in any part thereof : (22) For prohibiting the carriage of meat with other goods : (23) For providing for the keeping of books recording the num

ber of each kind of stock daily slaughtered and the brands and other particulars the Board may consider necessary:

(24) For

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(24) For the general regulation and management of the abattoirs

and markets for stock, for the cleansing, occupying, and
using the same, or any parts thereof, for ordering and
governing the persons appointed at such abattoirs and
markets, and all other persons, coming and resorting
thereto, the tolls, dues, and fees to be received thereat, the
maintenance of good order therein, and all matters which

concern or relate to such abattoirs and markets :
(25) For ordering and regulating the mode and conduct of pro-

ceedings at the meetings of the Board and its committees.

82. Any regulation may impose any penalty not exceeding Limit of penalties. Twenty Pounds for the breach or non-observance of the same or of any regulation, or in the case of a continuing breach, not exceeding Two Pounds for each day that the breach is continued.

Governor.

83. All regulations made under this Act shall be subject to the Regulations to be approval of the Central Board of Health and the confirmation of the contirmed by Governor, and when confirmed by the Governor shall be published in the Government Gazette, and shall thenceforth have the force and effect of law.

84. The Government Gazette containing any such regulations Gazette evidence of shall be conclusive evidence of the due making thereof.

regulations. Health Act, 1898,

sec. 154.

8. 141.

85. (1) A person desiring to dispute the validity of a regulation Regulations unchalmay apply to the Supreme Court, upon affidavit, for a rule calling lengeable unless upon

the Mayor to show cause why such regulation should not be ce. Act 945, 1907 quashed, either wholly or in part, for the illegality thereof.

(2) The said Court may make absolute or discharge the said rule, with or without costs.

(3) All regulations, unless and until so quashed, shall have the same effect as if enacted in this Act.

(4) No regulation shall be challenged or disputed in any other

manner.

“offence."

PART IX.

Part ix. MISCELLANEOUS. 86. Every person commits an offence against this Act who Definition of directly or indirectly, by himself, his servant, or agent-

(1) Does anything declared by this Act to be unlawful:
(2) Fails to faithfully perform or observe any duty or obligation

imposed by this Act:
(3) Prevents, obstructs, or hinders any employé, inspector, or

other officer of the Board, or any member of the police
force, or any special or district constable in the exercise of
any power or function conferred by this Act.

87. (1) The

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Penalties.

PART ir.

87. (1) The penalties referred to at the foot of any of the sections or subsections indicate that the contravention of the section or subsection, whether by act or omission, shall be an offence against this Act, punishable upon conviction by a penalty not exceeding the sum mentioned, and where there is no specified penalty for an offence against this Act, then, in case of such offence, the offender shall be liable, upon conviction, to a penalty of not exceeding Twenty-five Pounds.

(2) The minimum penalty for any offence against this Act shall be one-tenth of the maximum penalty for such offence, and in no case shall section 25 or 32 of “ The Justices Procedure Amend. ment Act, 1883-4,” apply or be brought into operation in any way

in any proceedings under this Act or any regulation hereunder. In proceedings for 88. Whenever in any proceedings for a penalty in respect of any penalties knowledge offence against this Act knowledge on the part of the defendant must trary proved. be shown, such knowledge shall be presumed until the contrary is

proved.

29 of 1883-1.

Recovery of charges.

89. If default be made by any person in the payment of any N.Z., No. 38, 1900, fees, dues, tolls, or charges, the Board, or any person authorised by 8. 18 (6).

the Board, or the secretary, or any inspector in his own name, may, at any time after such default, recover the same by action in any Court of competent jurisdiction or by complaint before any Court of summary jurisdiction, or by distress upon any property at the abattoirs or the markets for stock respectively belonging to the defaulter in like manner as in the case of rent in arrear.

Abattoirs to continue under provisions of Health Act.

90. The abattoirs shall, subject to this Act, be under the provisions of “ The Health Act, 1898."

tions.
S.A. Health Act,
1898, secs. 156-7.

Hearing of com

91. All complaints and informations shall be heard and deterplaints and informa- mined in a summary way before a Special Magistrate or any two or

more Justices, and all penalties when recovered shall be paid over to the Board.

Legal proceedings, in
whose name.
Ibid., s. 158.

92. All complaints, informations, and legal proceedings may

be preferred, prosecuted, or defended in the name of the Board, or of the secretary, or of any inspector employed by the Board.

Authority.
Ibid., s. 159.

93. All proceedings shall be instituted by the authority of the Board or the secretary. Every such authority may be either general or particular, and may be proved by the production of any writing purporting to be under the hand of the secretary.

94. It shall not be necessary in any legal proceedings to prove the existence or constitution of the Board or the appointment of the secretary, or of any inspector or officer of the Board, or any member of the police force, or any special or district constable, and a certificate under the hand of the secretary or the oath of any

in

Proof.
Ibid., s. 160.

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