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

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PART 2CONTROLS ON DISEASES

Controls on rabies and certain other diseases of mammals

5.—(1) The Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Order (Northern Ireland) 1977(1) does not apply to the landing of a pet animal in Northern Ireland which—

(a)is an animal of a species listed in Part A or B of Annex I to the Pets Regulation and is brought into Northern Ireland and satisfies—

(i)the requirement in respect of Rabies in Article 6

(ii)the requirement in respect of Nipah disease in Article 7 (where applicable);

(iii)the requirement in respect of Hendra disease in Article 8 (where applicable); and

(iv)the requirement in respect of Echinococcus multilocularis) in Article 9 (where applicable),

(b)is brought into Northern Ireland directly from Great Britain, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man; or

(c)is an animal of a species listed in Part C of Annex I to the Pets Regulation and is brought into Northern Ireland from another member State or a territory listed in Part B of Annex II to the Pets Regulation.

(2) The Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Order (Northern Ireland) 1977 does apply to the importation into Northern Ireland of a pet animal which is—

(a)a prairie dog originating in, or coming from, the United States of America; or

(b)a rodent of non-domestic species or a squirrel originating in or coming from a third country of the African sub-Saharan region.

Rabies

6.  The requirement in respect of rabies is that the animal complies with Article 5 or 8 of the Pets Regulation (as the case may be).

Nipah disease

7.  The requirement in respect of Nipah disease is that a dog or cat imported from Malaysia (Peninsula) must be accompanied by a certificate which—

(a)is signed by a representative of the Malaysian government veterinary services;

(b)states the number of the microchip implanted in the dog or cat; and

(c)certifies that the conditions in Article 2(2) of Decision 2006/146/EC have been met.

Hendra disease

8.  The requirement in respect of Hendra disease is that a cat imported from Australia must be accompanied by a certificate which—

(a)is signed by a representative of the Australian government veterinary services;

(b)states the number of the microchip implanted in the cat; and

(c)certifies that the condition in Article 3(2) of Decision 2006/146/EC has been met.

Echinococcus multilocularis

9.  The requirement in respect of Echinococcus multilocularis is that a dog complies with any preventive health measures in Article 7 of the supplementary Regulation except where those measures do not apply by virtue of Article 2(2) of that Regulation.

Controls on highly pathogenic avian influenza

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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