Order to prevent the introduction into the United States of rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease

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Title:
Order to prevent the introduction into the United States of rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease
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2 p. : ; 23 cm.
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United States -- Bureau of Animal Industry
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U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry
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Foot-and-mouth disease -- United States   ( lcsh )
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U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry.
General Note:
B.A.I. order 353.
General Note:
"Effective on August 1, 1935"

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University of Florida
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(B. A. I. Order 353) Issued June 1, 1935




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United States Department of Agriculture

BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY

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ORDER TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION INTO THE UNITED
STATES OF RINDERPEST AND FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE

Effective on August 1, 1935

Pursuant to title III, section 306 (a) of the act of Congress approved June 17,
1930, (46 Stat. 689), notice is hereby given that I. R. G. Tugwell, Acting
Secretary of Agriculture, have determined that the contagious and communi-
cable disease of rinderpest or of foot-and-mouth disease exists in the following-
named foreign countries: Albania, Algeria, Arabia, Argentina, Austria, Bech-
usnaland, Belgian Congo, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil. Bulgaria, Chile, China,
Chosen (Korea), Czechoslovakia, Danzig (Free City), Denmark, Ecuador,
Egypt, Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Federated Malay States, France, French West
Africa, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indo-China, Iran
(Persia), Iraq, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestine, Para-
guay, Peru, Philippine Islands, Poland, Portugal, Rhodesia, Rumania, Siam,
Spain, Straits Settlements, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics (Russia), Uruguay, Yugoslavia; the Colonies or
Territories of Eritrea, Gambia, Gold Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, British Somali-
land, Italian Somaliland, Tanganyika, and Uganda in Africa; Ceylon, the
islands of the Malay Archipeligo and the various islands of the Mediterranean;
and I have so officially notified the Secretary of the Treasury. Wherefore,
by said section 306 (a) the importation into the United States of cattle, sheep,
or other domestic ruminants or swine (including the entry into any port of
the United States of any vessel having on board as sea stores such animals
from the above-named countries) or of fresh, chilled, or frozen beef, veal,
mutton, lamb, or pork, from the countries above named, is prohibited.
Under authority of title III, section 306 (c) of said act of Congress, it is
hereby ordered that all cattle, sheep, and other domestic ruminants, and swine,
and all fresh, chilled, or frozen beef, veal, mutton, lamb, or pork, offered for
entry and refused admission into the United States from countries in which
rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease exists, shall be exported by the consignees
thereof within 48 hours or in the event the said animals or products shall
not be exported within the time herein specified they shall be destroyed in
accordance with the directions of the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry.
Under authority conferred upon the Secretary of Agriculture by section 2
of the act of Congress approved February 2, 1903 (32 Stat. 791), it is ordered
that no garbage derived from fresh or frozen meat which has originated in any
country in which either of the said diseases exists shall be unloaded from
any vessel in the United States or within th% territorial waters thereof:
Provided, however, That such garbage, when ceitained in tight receptacles,
may be so unloaded for incineration or proper disposal otherwise as directed
by the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry, or it may be so unloaded
under the direction of an inspector for transportation beyond said territorial
waters for the purpose of dumping.
It is further ordered, under the authority of said act of February 2, 1903
(supra), that dressed poultry offered for importation into the United States
from any country in which either of the said diseases exists shall not be
allowed entry unless-
(a) The feet of such poultry have already been removed at a point above
the spur or spur core; or
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(b) The feet are removed and destroyed or disinfected as directed by the
Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry. Such removal and deetructiob or
disinfection shall be accomplished by the importer or his agent at his own
expense.
This order, which for the purpose of identification is designated as B. A. I.
Order 353, shall become effective on August 1, 1935, and shall supersede B. A. I.
Order 334 auO all amendments thereto.
Done at Washington this 1st day of June 195.
Witness, my hand and the seal of the Department of
Agricuteir& ;
,.LiiB,.R. G. TuGewxLL,
V Acting Secretary of Agrioulture.



1 ,APPENDIX

EXTRACTS OF LAWS UNDER WHICH THE FOREGOING ORDER IS ISSUED
AN ACT TQ enatble the Secretary of Agriculture to more effectually suppress and pre-
vent the' spread pf, contagious and infectious diseases of livestock, and for other
purposes. Apprb t4d February 2, 1903. (32 Stat. 791.)
SEC. 2. That the Secretary of Agriculture shall have authority to make such regula-
tions and take such measures as he may deem proper to prevent the introduction or
dissemination of the contagion of any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease
of animals from a foreign country into the United States or from one State or Territory
of the United States or the District of Columbia to another, and to seize, quarantine,
and dispose of any hay, straw, forage, or similar material, or any meats, hides, or Other
animal products coming from an infected foreign country to the United States, or fio
one State or Territory or the District of Columbia in transit to another State or Teruithat
or the District of Columbia whenever in his judgment such action is advisable in .m0 r
to guard against the introduction or spread of such contagion. ,


AN ACT TO provide revenue, to regulate commerce with foreign countries, to, encooesgj
the industries of the United States, to protect American labor, and for other purpaos.
Approved June 17, 1930. (46 Stat. 689.)
SEc. 306. fa) Rinderpest and Foot-and-Mouth Disease.-If the Secretary of Agricultpr
determines that rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease exists in any foreign country, he
shall officially notify the Secretary of the Treasury and give public notice thereof, and
thereafter, and until the Secretary of Agrciulture gives notice in a similar manner that
such disease no longer exists in such foreign country, the importation into the United
States of cattle, sheep, or other domestic ruminants, or swine, or of flet, chilled, or
frozen beef, veal, mutton, lamb, or pork, from such foreign country, is profitited.
(o) Regulations.-The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to make rUes and regis
lations to carry out the purposes of this section, and in such rules and regulation; the
Secretary of Agriculture may prescribe the terms and conditions for the destruction oti
all cattle, sheep, and other domestic ruminants, and swine, and of all meats, offered -for
entry and refused admission into the United States, unless such cattle, sheep, domestic
ruminants, swine, or meats be exported by the consignee within the time fixed therefow
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