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Contents (1979 - 200)
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 22 October 2017 at 22:49)
Part 3 Section 26B
26B   Power of sale-yard or abattoir managers to destroy animals
(1)  This section applies in respect of an animal in a sale-yard or abattoir that, in the opinion of the manager of the sale-yard or abattoir:
(a)  is so severely injured, so diseased or in such a physical condition that it is cruel to keep it alive, and
(b)  is not about to be destroyed, or is about to be destroyed in a manner that will inflict unnecessary pain on the animal.
(2)  The manager of the sale-yard or abattoir may destroy, or cause to be destroyed, an animal to which this section applies in a manner that causes it to die quickly and without unnecessary pain.
(3)  The manager of the sale-yard or abattoir, when destroying an animal in accordance with this section, is taken to have the same powers as an officer has to destroy an animal under this Act.