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WHEREAS it is desirable to prohibit the slaughter of animals, other than stock commonly used for human consumption, in abattoirs in the Territory;NOW THEREFORE, under and by virtue of the powers in me vested, I do hereby proclaim, declare and make known as follows:-
Abattoirs Restriction Proclamation, 1944
Proclamation 8 of 1944
Published in Offficial Gazette no. 1097 on 15 February 1944
Assented to on 28 January 1944
Commenced on 15 February 1944
[Up to date as at 6 November 2020]
In this Proclamation unless inconsistent with the context -“abattoir” shall mean and include any slaughterhouse site and any other site, together with all buildings, spaces and lairages within any such sites, which have been approved under any Municipal Regulation or under any other law for the purpose of slaughtering animals; and“stock” shall mean and include every bull, cow, heifer, ox, calf, sheep, lamb, goat, kid or pig.
(1)No person shall, without the prior consent of the Secretary in writing, slaughter any animal other than stock at any abattoir.(2)Any person who contravenes the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds or in default of payment to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding six months.
This Proclamation shall be called the Abattoir Restriction Proclamation, 1944.GOD SAVE THE KING.Given under my hand and seal at Windhoek, this 28th day of January, 1944.P.I. HOOGENHOUTAdministrator