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16.—(1) The Secretary of State may decide not to kill pigs—
(i)a zoo or wildlife park; or
(ii)premises approved for the purposes of intra-Community trade in porcine semen, ova or embryos;
(iii)scientific research or breeding for such research; or
(iv)purposes related to conservation of species or genetic resource.
(2) Where the Secretary of State decides not to kill such pigs, a veterinary inspector may serve a notice on the occupier of the premises on which they are kept detailing the biosecurity arrangements that the occupier must follow to reduce the risk of spread of swine vesicular disease virus, and failure to comply with such a notice is an offence.
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