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The Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals Order (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Controls on highly pathogenic avian influenza

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10.—(1) This Article applies where a pet bird is part of a movement into Northern Ireland which does not comply with Decision 2007/25/EC.

(2) An inspector may serve a written notice on the person accompanying the bird, requiring that person to—

(a)return the bird to its country of origin;

(b)place the bird in quarantine for such period, at such premises and subject to such conditions as may be specified in the notice; or

(c)where the return or quarantine of the bird is not possible, cause the bird to be destroyed by a date specified in the notice.

(3) A person on whom a notice is served must comply with it at that person’s own expense.

(4) Where a notice is not complied with, an officer of the competent authority may seize the bird, detain it and arrange for it to be treated as required by the notice at the expense of the person on whom the notice is served.

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