—(1) Any person who intends to export any animal or bird from Singapore shall, if so directed by the Director-General or an authorised officer, arrange, at his own expense, for the animal or bird to be examined and, if necessary, treated by an authorised examiner before exporting the animal or bird.
(2) For the purpose of carrying out the examination or treatment of any animal or bird under subsection (1), an authorised examiner may detain the animal or bird at a quarantine station or such other place as may be approved by the Director-General or an authorised officer until the completion of the examination or treatment.
(3) If any animal or bird, upon being examined by an authorised examiner under subsection (1), is certified by the authorised examiner to be infected with any disease —
the person intending to export the animal or bird shall not export the animal or bird without the prior approval of the Director-General or an authorised officer; and
the Director-General or an authorised officer may direct the person intending to export the animal or bird to treat or destroy the animal or bird at his own expense in such manner as may be specified by the Director-General or authorised officer.
(4) Any person who fails to comply with subsection (1) or (3)(a) or with any direction given to him by the Director-General or an authorised officer under subsection (3)(b) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.