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The Avian Influenza (Preventive Measures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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Slaughter of vaccinated birds

8.—(1) The Department may slaughter or cause to be slaughtered any zoo bird which has been treated with vaccine for the purpose of preventing the spread of disease.

(2) The power conferred by this regulation extends to taking any action—

(a)which is required to enable any such bird to be slaughtered; or

(b)(including making provision for the disposal of carcases) which is otherwise required for the purposes of these Regulations in connection with the slaughter.

(3) Compensation shall be paid in respect of any bird slaughtered under this regulation and that compensation shall be the value of the bird immediately before it was slaughtered.

(4) For the purposes of this regulation, the Diseases of Animals (Valuation) Order (Northern Ireland) 1989(1) applies to birds slaughtered under this regulation as it applies to birds slaughtered under the 1981 Order.

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