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Animal Improvement Act, No. 62 of 1998

Long title


To provide for the breeding, identification and utilisation of genetically superior animals in order to improve the production and performance of animals in the interest of the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
2. Application of Act
3. Designation of registrar
4. Discretionary powers of registrar
5. Register
6. Register to be evidence
7. Requirements for registration or approval
8. Registration or approval
9. Renewal of registration or approval
10. Termination of registration or approval
11. Animal breeders’ society
12. Amendment of constitution
13. Restriction of certain actions in respect of animals and genetic material
14. Restriction on sale or importation of genetic material
15. Restriction on certain actions with reference to stud book animals
16. Importation of animals and genetic material
17. Exportation of animals and genetic material of landrace
18. Prohibition of false or misleading advertisements
19. Confidentiality
20. Establishment of schemes
21. Inspection
22. Complaints against animal breeders’ societies and registering authorities
23. Appeals
24. State not exempted from fees
25. Offences and penalties
26. Presumptions and evidence
27. Delegation of powers and assignment of duties
28. Regulations
29. Repeal of laws and savings
30. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE [s29]

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