No. 5 of 1917.
G. B. H.Auuo -NS nlf
24th March, 1917.
AN ORDINANCE to prohibit the slaughtering of
immature cattle and cattle in young.
[ 21st April, 1917. ]
BE it enacted by the Governor, with the advice and
consent of the Legislative Council of Saint Lucia,
1.' This Ordinance may be cited as the Cattle
Slaughter Ordinance, 1917, and shall be read and
construed as one with the Cattle Ordinance No. 10 of
1902 (1916 Revision No. 16).
Short title and
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Onus of proof
2. Every person whether a licensed butcher or
(a) slaughters, or causes to be slaughtered, any ox,
steer, or heifer, which is not mature, unless it is
a calf. slaughtered for veal; or
(b) slaughters any animal which is known to be,
or appears to be, in calf, in lamb, in kid, or
shall be guilty of an offence punishable on Summary
Conviction and shall be liable to a penalty not exceed-
ing Twenty-five pounds.
3. Ill any proceeding under the preceding section,
the onus of proving that the animal was mature, or
was not known, or did not appear, to be in calf, in
lamb, in kid, or in pig, as the case may be, shall be,
on the defendant; but the defendant shall be acquitted
if he proves to the satisfaction of the Court that the
animal was slaughtered in obedience to lawful authori-
ty, or from a humanitarian motive such as the preven-
tion of suffering or for any other sufficient cause.
Passed the Lei,~ralice Council
this 15th day qf .JIfrcl.
B. P. E. BULSTRODE,
Clerk of Councils.
PRINTED BY THE GOVER';iMENT PRINTER, AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING(
FI:FICE, CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA.