—(1) If the Director-General or an authorised officer has reason to believe that any animal or bird may be infected with any disease, he may subject that animal or bird and any article or substance which has been in contact therewith to an examination.
(2) For the purpose of this section —
the Director-General or authorised officer may —
seize the animal or bird as well as the whole or any sample of any article or substance which has been in contact therewith and take them to the place of examination; or
in writing direct the owner or person in charge of the animal or bird to deliver the animal or bird as well as the whole or any sample of any article or substance which has been in contact therewith to an authorised examiner at a specified place and time; and
the authorised examiner carrying out the examination may take any substance from the animal or bird or destroy the animal or bird and conduct a post-mortem examination on its carcase, if that is the appropriate method by which he may, in accordance with accepted veterinary practice, determine whether the animal or bird has been infected with any particular disease.
(3) No compensation shall be payable in respect of any animal or bird which has been destroyed under subsection (2)(b).
(4) Any person who —
fails without lawful excuse to comply with any written direction given to him under subsection (2)(a)(ii); or
without the permission of the Director-General or an authorised officer removes any animal or bird from the place to which it has been delivered under subsection (2)(a)(ii),
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.