CHAPTER 156
ANIMAL DISEASES ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

   NOTICES

      The Appointment of Inspectors

      The Declaration of Notifiable Diseases

      The Ports and Frontier Posts for Importation of Animals

      The Animal Diseases (Importation of Animal Products and Foodstuffs) Notice

      The Animal Diseases (Declaration of Notifiable Diseases) Notice

      The Animal Diseases (Definition of Disease) Order

   ORDERS

      The Prohibition on Treating Animals in Infected Areas Order

      The Animal Diseases (Compulsory Dipping Areas) Order (1941)

      The Animal Diseases (Compulsory Dipping Areas) Order (1966)

   REGULATIONS

      The Animal Diseases Regulations

      The Animal Diseases (Prohibition of Importation of Animals) Regulations

      The Animal Diseases (Prohibition of Importation of Poultry) Regulations

      The Animal Diseases (Treatment of Animals at Slaughter-houses) Regulations

      The Animal Diseases (Dipping of Trade Cattle and Prohibition of Importation of Poultry) (Revocation) Regulations

      The Animal Diseases (Artificial Insemination) Regulations

      The Animal Diseases (Dipping Fluids) Regulations

      The Animal Diseases (Compulsory Dipping Areas) (Fees) Regulations

      The Animal Diseases (Livestock Markets) Regulations

NOTICES

THE APPOINTMENT OF INSPECTORS

(Section 4)

G.N. No. 145 of 1946

   The officers for the time being holding the offices of Assistant Veterinary Officers appointed to be Inspectors.

THE DECLARATION OF NOTIFIABLE DISEASES

(Section 6(4))

G.N. No. 217 of 1949

   The following diseases are to be notifiable diseases throughout the country–

Rinderpest

Tuberculosis

Malignant Catarrh

Contagious Pleuro-pneumonia of goats

Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia

Glanders

Anthrax

Epizootic Lymphangitis

Blackquarter

Ulcerative Lymphangitis

Rabies

Mange (including Scab)

Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Swine Fever

Swine Erysipelas

THE PORTS AND FRONTIER POSTS FOR IMPORTATION OF ANIMALS

G.Ns. Nos.
140 of 1951
172 of 1954

   The following ports and frontier posts shall be ports and frontier posts through which animals may be imported into Tanzania in addition to those set out in regulation 2 of the Animal Diseases Regulations–

   Arusha

   Lindi

   Mombo

   Tabora

THE ANIMAL DISEASES (IMPORTATION OF ANIMAL PRODUCTS AND FOODSTUFFS) NOTICE

Supp. 59
R.L Cap. 156 p. 23
G.N. No. 200 of 1962

   1. This Notice may be cited as the Animal Diseases (Importation of Animal Products and Foodstuffs) Notice.

   2. The Animal Products and Foodstuffs described in the Schedule hereto, may be imported into Tanzania without an import permit first being issued under the terms of regulation 4 of the Animal Diseases Regulations *.

SCHEDULE

   1. Fresh frozen or chilled carcasses, meat or offal of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry consigned from– (a) the Kenya Meat Commission factories at Athi River and Mombasa; (b) the Fresh Foods Ltd., Slaughterhouse, Kampala; (c) the Uplands Bacon Factory; Kenya; (d) countries of Europe and the British Commonwealth.

   2. Pig products, including bacon, ham, sausages, etc., consigned from– (a) the Uplands Bacon Factory, Kenya; (b) countries in Europe and the British Commonwealth.

   3. Canned meat products of all types.

   4. Hides and skins of cattle, sheep and goats, consigned from Kenya, Uganda or Zanzibar.

   5. Eggs of poultry, ducks, geese and turkeys, consigned from the Kenya Poultry Producers' Co-op. Ltd.

   6. Pasteurised milk, consigned from the Kenya Co-op. Creameries Limited.

   7. Butter, cheese, cream ices, milk powders, consigned from– (a) countries in Europe, North America and the British Commonwealth; (b) Kenya and packed in sealed containers bearing brand names.

   8. All foodstuffs for feeding to animals, packed in containers, and, when containing any material of animal origin they are accompanied by a certificate that such ingredients have been properly sterilised and detailing the method of sterilisation.

ANIMAL DISEASES

Note. - Powers and duties under section 4 of R.L. Cap. 156 which were transferred to Commissioner for Veterinary Services by G.N. No. 478 of 1962 have been cancelled by G.N. No. 147 of 1963.

THE ANIMAL DISEASES (DECLARATION OF NOTIFIABLE DISEASES) NOTICE

(Section 6(4))

G.N. No. 447 of 1963

   1. Notice may be cited as the Animal Diseases (Declaration of Notifiable Diseases) Notice.

   2. The following diseases are hereby declared to be notifiable diseases throughout Tanzania–

   African Horse Sickness

   African Swine Fever

   Anthrax

   Blackquarter

   Chronic Respiratory Disease

   Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia

   Contagious Pleuropneumonia of Goats

   Epidemic Tremor

   Epizootic Lymphangitis

   Foot-and-Mouth Disease

   Foot-rot in Sheep

   Glanders

   Infectious Bovine Cervico-Vaginitis and Epididymitis ("Epivag").

   Johne's Disease

   Lumpy Skin Disease

   Malignant Catarrh

   Mange (including Scab)

   Newcastle Disease

   Pox

   Psittacosis

   Rabies

   Rift Valley Fever

   Rinderpest

   Swine Erysipelas

   Swine Fever

   Tuberculosis

   Ulcerative Lymphangitis

   3. [Revokes the Animal Diseases (Declaration of Notifiable Diseases) Notice *.]

ANIMAL DISEASES

Note: For transfer of powers and duties under section 23(3)(b) of R.L. Cap. 1 see G.N. No. 557 of 1964 (Supp. 64, R.L. Cap. 1).

THE ANIMAL DISEASES (DEFINITION OF DISEASE) ORDER

(Section 2)

G.Ns. Nos.
350 of 1960
446 of 1963

   1. This Order may be cited as the Animal Diseases (Definition of Disease) Order.

   2. The following infectious animal diseases are hereby declared to be included in the definition of "disease" contained in section 2 of the Animal Diseases Act–

   Bacillary White Diarrhoea

   Chronic Respiratory Disease

   Coccidiosis

   Heartwater

   Leptospirosis

   Rift Valley Fever

   Johne's Disease

   Footrot Disease

ORDERS

THE PROHIBITION ON TREATING ANIMALS IN INFECTED AREAS ORDER

(Regulation 23)

G.N. No. 154 of 1941

   It is hereby ordered that no person other than a Veterinary Officer or a person acting under the directions of a Veterinary Officer shall treat any animal which is affected with disease in any area which has been declared an infected area in accordance with section 21 of the Animal Diseases Act *.

THE ANIMAL DISEASES (COMPULSORY DIPPING AREAS) ORDER (1941)

(Section 24)

G.Ns. Nos.
16 of 1941
326 of 1941
17 of 1944
210 of 1944
68 of 1949
59 of 1952
118 of 1953
350 of 1953
194 of 1956
126 of 1957
172 of 1957
374 of 1957
157 of 1958

   1. This Order may be cited as the Animal Diseases (Compulsory Dipping Areas) Order.

   2. The areas described in the Schedule have been declared to be compulsory dipping areas for the purposes of Part VI of the Animal Diseases Act.

SCHEDULE

   Every area comprised within a circle having a radius of five miles from the Government dipping tank situated at the following places–

Bagamoyo

Tanga

Kigoma

Mabibu (Kisarawe District)

Korogwe

Mtoni (Dar es Salaam Municipality)

Mafia Island

Northern Province - All that area of land in the Northern Province bounded as follows–

   North:   Commencing at the north-eastern corner of Unit No. 8 of the Olmolog farms (L.O. No. 12970) the boundary runs west and south-west following the boundaries of Units No. 7 to No. 1 of the said farms to the south-western corner of unit no. 1 (L.O. No. 13132); thence it follows the western boundaries of Olmolog Farms 4 and 3 to the north-western corner of the Olmolog farm No. 2 (L.O. No. 12791); thence in a straight line passing through survey Point F.R. 79 at the north-westerly point of farm No. 363/2 to the north-eastern point of L.O. 13265; thence in a straight line in a westerly direction passing along the northern boundary of L.O. No. 13265 to the east bank of the Ngare-Nanyuki River.

   West:   Thence from its junction with the Ngare Nanyuki River the boundary runs in a southerly direction along the eastern bank of the said river to point T.C. 14; thence in a south-easterly direction through survey points T.C. 15 and 16 to the north-western corner of L.O. No. 13326; thence along the western boundary of the said L.O. No. 13326 to its south-western boundary point.

   South:   Thence in an easterly direction to boundary mark C.G. 24; then north around Duck lake through C.T.H. 6 to C.G. 23; thence in a south and easterly direction through boundary mark C.G. 12, C. G. 14, K, C.G. 15, C.T.H. 2 to C.G. 16.

   East:   Thence south-east to a cairn on the south-west corner of old unit 331; the boundary then follows the western boundary of old units 322, 321, 320 to their junction with old Moshi road, and thence in an easterly direction to the junction of the old Moshi road with the Sanya River; thence northwards following the left bank of the Sanya River and passing old farms 320, 321, 322, 331, 332/1 to the north-eastern boundary of unit 332/1; the boundary then follows the Sanya River passing the eastern boundary of units 332/2, 333/3, 334/5, L.O. 11103, 334/2 to the north-eastern corner of unit 334/2; thence along the eastern boundary of units 335/9/1, 335/10 to the south-eastern corner of unit 335/1/1; thence in an easterly direction, along the southern boundary of 318/2 then along the eastern boundary of 318/2 and 318/1. Following the boundary 318/1 to its junction with the south-eastern boundary of farm 335/14. The boundary then follows the eastern boundary of units 335/14, to the south-east corner of farm 342, and thence along the eastern boundary of this farm; thence northward following the western boundary of the Kilimanjaro Forest Reserve to the point of commencement.

   Oldonyo Sambu-Ngare-Nanyuki Area, Arusha District - Commencing at the north-eastern corner of Farm 21 situated on the west bank of the Ngare-Nanyuki River the boundary follows in a westerly direction the northern boundaries of farms 21 and 28/1 to the junction with the south-eastern boundary pillar of Farm L.O. No. 9696; thence along the eastern and northern boundary of Farm L.O. No. 9696, and the northern boundaries of Farms L.O. Nos. 9664 and 9673 to the junction with Farm L.O. No. 9678; thence in a northerly direction the eastern boundary of Farm L.O. No. 9678 to its north-eastern boundary point; thence south-south-westwards along the northern boundaries of Farms L.O. Nos. 9678, 9670, 9676 and 9671; thence southwards along the western boundary of Farm 218 to its junction with the north-eastern boundary point of Farm 217; thence along the northern and western boundaries of Farm 217 to its junction with the north-western boundary point of Farm 216; thence along the western boundary of Farm 216 to its junction with the Elatia River; thence along the said Elatia River in a west-north-westerly direction to the north-western boundary point of Farm 212/1; thence in a south-westerly direction along the northern boundary of the Right of Occupancy held under Title No. N.P. 242 to the Kandagasiriri River and thence following the Kandagasiriri River upstream to the Meru Forest Reserve boundary; thence eastward along the Meru Reserve boundary to its junction with the east bank of the Ngare-Nanyuki River; thence along the southern and then eastern boundary of farm 39 to its junction with the boundary of Farm 31; thence along the southern boundary of Farm 31 in a south-easterly direction; thence along the eastern boundaries of Farms 31, 30, 26 and 25; thence along the north-eastern boundary of Farm 25 and the prolongation thereof to the west bank of the Ngare-Nanyuki River; thence along the west bank of the said river in a northerly direction to the point of commencement.

KAHAMA DISTRICT

   Area      No. 1. - All that area in the Kahama Chiefdom comprised within the Gungulis of Lugela, Busoka, Mwamva, Mwime 1, Malunga, Mhongolo and Nyashimbi.

   Area      No. 2. - All that area in the Ukene, Ukamba, Mpunze and Kahama Chiefdoms comprised within the gungulis of Igalula, Igwesa, Kabebe, Mpunze, Igunghwa, Lowa, Nyandekwa, Baseka, Bunduba, Kiinza and Ng'ongwe.

   Area      No. 3. - All that area in the Lunguya and Ngogwa Chiefdoms comprised within the gungulis of Lunguya, Bupongo, Italanganya, Wilunga, Kayenze, Buyange and Bunakowa.

KIBONDO DISTRICT

   The area of the Kibondo District.

THE ANIMAL DISEASES (COMPULSORY DIPPING AREAS) ORDER (1966)

(Section 24)

G.Ns. Nos.
170 of 1966
102 of 1967
126 of 1967
197 of 1967
200 of 1967
375 of 1967
170 of 1968
109 of 1969

   1. This Order may be cited as the Animal Disease (Compulsory Dipping Areas) Order.

   2. The areas described in the Schedule hereto are hereby declared to be compulsory dipping areas for the purposes of Part VI of the Animal Disease Act.

SCHEDULE

   Every area comprised within a circle having a radius of five miles from any dipping tank or spray crush operated by Government, owner in the following Districts–

Arusha

Kilimanjaro

Biharamulo

Kwimba

Bukoba

Mbeya

Chunya

Musoma

Geita

Mwanza

Iramba

Ngara

Iringa

Rungwe

Karagwe

Tabora

Kasulu

Tarime

Kigoma

Ufipa

REGULATIONS

THE ANIMAL DISEASES REGULATIONS

(Section 31)

G.Ns. Nos.
165 of 1940
14 of 1942
106 of 1943
48 of 1952
119 of 1953
167 of 1956
276 of 1957
375 of 1959
272 of 1960
624 of 1964
291 of 1966
39 of 1971

1.   Citation

   These regulations may be cited as the Animal Diseases Regulations.

2.   Interpretation

   For the purposes of regulations 3 to 8 of these Regulations–

   "biological product" means pathological specimens, laboratory, cultures, including vaccine, whether bacteria, viral or protozoan, being of animal origin, and living vectors of animal disease.

3.   Importation of biological products prohibited

   No person shall import any biological product into the country without having first obtained a permit for such importation from the Director.

4.   Importation of animals, carcasses, milk, litter or fodder prohibited

   No person shall import any animal, carcass, milk, litter or fodder into the country without having first obtained a permit for such importation from an Inspector:

   Provided that the Director may waive the necessity for a permit in respect of any animal, carcass, milk, litter or fodder or any class or classes of animal, carcass, milk, litter or fodder if he is satisfied that the importation will not lead to the introduction of disease into or the spread of disease in the country.

5.   Issuing of permits

   An Inspector who issues a permit under the provisions of regulation 4 of these Regulations may attach to such permit such conditions as he may think fit and in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing may require–

   (a)   that the animal, carcass, milk, litter or fodder be imported through such port or frontier post as may be specified in the permit; and

   (b)   that the animal, carcass, milk, litter or fodder be produced for examination by an Inspector within such period after the date of its importation as may be specified in the permit.

6.   Isolation of animal

   (1) If after examination an Inspector is of the opinion that any animal imported into the country is or may be infected with a disease or if such Inspector has reason to suspect that any such animal has during the journey or voyage to the country been in contact with a diseased animal or otherwise exposed to infection he may, within thirty days of the date of importation and subject to any general or special directions of the Director, require the person having the custody of the animal to isolate such animal from any other animal or animals in such place and for such period as the Inspector may determine and may further require that any animal which is known to have been in contact with such animal be likewise isolated.

   (2) Where an Inspector has ordered the isolation of any animal under the provisions of this regulation, such isolation shall be at the risk and expense of the owner.

7.   Return of animal to country of origin

   (1) If any animal is imported into the country without a permit issued under the provisions of regulation 4, then, unless the necessity for a permit has been waived by the Director, an Inspector may refuse to permit such animal to remain in the country and may, subject to any general or special direction of the Director require any person who has the custody of the animal to return such animal to its country of origin within such period as he may specify and may further require the person having the custody of the animal to isolate the animal in such place and for such period as he may determine pending its return.

   (2) Where an Inspector has ordered the return and isolation of an animal under the provisions of this regulation, such return and isolation shall be at the risk and expense of the owner.

8.   Seizure

   An Inspector or a Customs Officer may seize any biological product, carcass, litter, milk or fodder which has been imported into the country contrary to the provisions of these Regulations.

9.   Dogs

   Every dog intended for importation shall in addition to the requirements hereinbefore specified be accompanied by a certificate by a Veterinary Surgeon that the dog has come from a country free from rabies; otherwise, subject to the directions of the Director, the dog may be detained in quarantine for a period of six months from the date of landing.

MOVEMENT OF ANIMALS WITHIN THE COUNTRY (regs 10-20)

10.   Movements from one district to another or over alienated land

   (1) No cattle, sheep, goats or swine may be moved from one district to another district or onto or over any alienated land without a permit in writing authorising such movement granted and signed by an Inspector.

   (2) In this regulation the expression "alienated land" means any land which is subject to a right of disposition exercisable otherwise than by a local authority.

11.   Form of permit

   Every such permit shall be in the form set out in the Schedule.

12.   Particulars to be specified in permit

   In every permit shall be stated the number and description of the animals to be moved, the district to which the animals may be moved, the route by which the animals are to travel, the period for which the permit holds good, and such other particulars and instructions as the Inspector may deem advisable for the safe conduct of the animals and their protection from disease and no more time than is actually necessary to complete the journey shall be allowed.

13.   Permit to be in triplicate

   Every permit shall be made out in triplicate; the original to be given to the applicant; the duplicate to be sent at once to the Veterinary officer or Assistant Livestock Officer nearest to the place to which the animals are to be moved, and the triplicate to be retained for reference.

14.   Sanction of Veterinary Officer in case of disease

   A permit for the movement of any animal affected with disease or which has been in contact with any animal affected with disease shall not be granted except by or with the sanction of Veterinary Officer.

15.   Movement over land in private ownership

   Permits shall not be granted to move any animal over land which is in private, except with the consent in writing ownership of the owner or occupier of that land, unless there exists a public road or right of way over that land.

16.   Permit to be produced on demand

   (1) The person in charge of any animal which is being moved under a permit granted under these Regulations shall, on demand made by an Inspector by the owner or occupier of any land over which the animal is being moved, produce the permit to the Inspector or owner or occupier.

   (2) If the person in charge of the animal fails to produce a permit authorising such movement, the owner or occupier of the land traversed may detain the animal, but shall forthwith report the detention to an Inspector, Police Officer or Administrative Officer.

17.   Disease to be reported

   Whenever disease shall appear among any animals travelling under a permit, the person in charge of the animals shall immediately report the fact of such appearance to the nearest Inspector, and shall not proceed with the movement of the animals pending the receipt of the orders of a Veterinary Officer.

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