—(1) If an authorised officer is of the opinion that any building which has been occupied by an infected animal cannot be effectively disinfected, he may give written directions, with the approval of the Minister, to the owner or occupier thereof to destroy the building and to burn the materials thereof within such time as may be specified in the order.
(2) If an order made under subsection (1) is not complied with within the time specified in the order, the authorised officer may cause the building and the materials thereof to be destroyed.
(3) No compensation shall be payable in respect of any building which has been destroyed by the owner or occupier thereof in compliance with written directions or by an authorised officer under subsection (1) or (2), as the case may be.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3), the Minister may in his discretion authorise the payment of such sum as he may determine as compensation in respect of any building referred to in subsection (3).
(5) Any person who fails, without lawful excuse, to comply with any written direction given to him under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.