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and during the time of such suspension the importation of any such animals shall be unlawful. (Aug. 30, 1890, sec. 9, 26 Stat. 416; 21 U. S. C., sec. 101.)

1385. Quarantiné of imported cattle.—That the Secretary of Agriculture be, and is hereby, authorized, at the expense of the owner, to place and retain in quarantine all neat cattle, sheep, and other ruminants, and all swine, imported into the United States, at such ports as he may designate for such purpose, and under such conditions as he may by regulation prescribe, respectively, for the several classes of animals above described; and for this purpose he may have and maintain possession of all sands, buildings, animals, tools, fixtures, and appurtenances now in use for the quarantine of neat cattle, and hereafter purchase, construct, or rent as may be necessary, and he may appoint veterinary surgeons, inspectors, officers, and employees by him deemed necessary to maintain such quarantine, and provide for the execution of the other provisions of this act. (Aug. 30, 1890, sec. 7, 26 Stat. 416; 21 U. S. C., sec. 102.)

1386. Importation, except at quarantine ports, prohibited; slaughter of infected animals; appraisal; payment.—That the importation of all animals described in this act into any port in the United States, except such as may be designated by the Secretary of Agriculture, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, as quarantine stations, is hereby prohibited; and the Secretary of Agriculture may cause to be slaughtered such of the animals named in this act as may be, under regulations prescribed by him, adjudged to be infected with any contagious disease, or to have been exposed to infection so as to be dangerous to other animals; and that the value of animals so slaughtered as being so exposed to infection but not infected may be ascertained by the agreement of the Secretary of Agriculture and owners thereof, if practicable; otherwise, by the appraisal by two persons familiar with the character and value of such property, to be appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, whose decision, if they agree, shall be final; otherwise, the Secretary of Agriculture shall decide between them, and his decision shall be final; and the amount of the value thus ascertained shall be paid to the owner thereof out of money in the Treasury appropriated for the use of the Bureau of Animal Industry; but no payment shall be made for any animal imported in violation of the provisions of this act. If any animal[s] subject to quarantine according to the provisions of this act are brought into any port of the United States where no quarantine station is established the collector of such port shall require the same to be conveyed by the vessel on which they are imported or are found to the nearest quarantine station, at the expense of the owner. (Aug. 30, 1890, sec. 8, 26 Stat. 416; 21 U. S. C., sec. 103.)

1387. Importation of diseased animals prohibited.—That the importation of cattle, sheep, and other ruminants, and swine, which are diseased or infected with any disease, or which shall have been exposed to such infection within sixty days next before their exportation, is hereby prohibited: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture within his discretion and under such regulations as he may prescribe, is authorized to permit the admission from Mexico into the State of Texas of cattle which have been infested with or exposed to ticks upon being freed therefrom. Any person who shall knowingly violate the foregoing provision shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, on conviction, be punished by a fine not exceeding $5,000, or by imprisonment not exceeding three years, and any vessel or vehicle used in such unlawful importation within the knowledge of the master or owner of such vessel or vehicle that such importation is diseased or has been exposed to infection as herein described, shall be forfeited to the United States. (Aug. 30, 1890, sec. 6, 26 Stat. 416; June 28, 1926, sec. 2, 44 Stat. 775; Feb. 28, 1931, sec. 2, 46 Stat. 1460; 21 U. S. C., sec. 104.)

1388. Inspection of animals imported or intended for export.-That the Secretary of Agriculture shall cause careful inspection to be made by a suitable officer of all imported animals described in this act, to ascertain whether such animals are infected with contagious diseases or have been exposed to infection so as to be dangerous to other animals, which shall then either be placed in quarantine or dealt with according to the regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture; and all food, litter, manure, clothing, utensils, and other appliances that have been so related to such animals on board ship as to be judged liable to convey infection shall be dealt with according to the regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture; and the Secretary of Agriculture may cause inspection to be made of all animals described in this act intended for exportation, and provide for the disinfection of all vessels engaged in the transportation thereof, and of all barges or other vessels used in the conveyance of such animals intended for export to the ocean steamer or other vessels, and of all attendants and their clothing, and of all head-ropes and other appliances used in such exportation, by such orders and regulations as he may prescribe; and if, upon such inspection, any such animals shall be adjudged, under the regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture, to be infected or to have been exposed to infection so as to be dangerous to other animals, they shall not be allowed to be placed upon any vessel for exportation; the expense of all the inspection and disinfection provided for in this section to be borne by the owners of the vessels on which such animals are exported. (Aug. 30, 1890, sec. 10, 26 Stat. 417; 21 U. S. C., sec. 105.)

PREVENTION OF INTRODUCTION AND SPREAD OF CONTAGION

1389. Regulations by the Secretary to prevent the spread of contagious animal diseases in the United States through interstate or foreign commerce.—That the Secretary of Agriculture shall have authority to make such regulations 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 from one State or Territory or the District of Columbia in transit to another State or Territory or the District of Columbia whenever in his judgment such action is advisable in order to guard against the introduction or spread of such contagion. (Feb. 2, 1903, sec. 2, 32 Stat. 792; Feb. 7, 1928, 45 Stat. 59; 21 U. S. C., sec. 111.)

1390. Investigation as to pleuro-pneumonia and other diseases; regulations. That in order to promote the exportation of livestock and/or live poultry from the United States the Secretary of Agriculture shall make special investigation as to the existence of pleuropneumonia, or any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease, along the dividing lines between the United States and foreign countries, and along the lines of transportation from all parts of the United States to ports from which livestock and/or live poultry are exported, and shall, from time to time, establish such regulations concerning the exportation and transportation of livestock and/or live poultry as the results of said investigations may require. _(May 29, 1884, sec. 4, 23 Stat. 32; Feb. 2, 1903, sec. 1, 32 Stat. 791; Feb. 7, 1928, 45 Stat. 59; U.S. C., sec. 112.)

1391. Live poultry; inclusion within provisions of sections relating to Bureau of Animal Industry and to regulation of contagious and infectious diseases among animals.—That the Act entitled “An Act for the establishment of a Bureau of Animal Industry, to prevent the exportation of diseased cattle, and to provide means for the suppression and extirpation of pleuro-pneumonia and other contagious diseases among domestic animals,” approved May 29, 1884, as amended, the Act entitled “An Act to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to more effectually suppress and prevent the spread of contagious and infectious diseases of live stock and for other purposes," approved February 2, 1903, and the Act entitled "An Act to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to establish and maintain quarantine districts, to permit and regulate the movement of cattle and other live stock therefrom, and for other purposes," approved March 3, 1905, as amended [7 U. S. C., sec. 391; 21 U. S. C., secs. 111-115, 117-128, 130], are hereby further amended to include within their provisions live poultry, and wherever in the said Act the term “live stock" is used it shall be followed by the words“ and/or live poultry "; and all the penalties, terms, and provisions in said Acts, as amended, are hereby made applicable to live poultry. (Feb. 7, 1928, 45 Stat. 59.)

1392. Measures to prevent exportation of diseased livestock and live poultry.-That to prevent the exportation from any port of the United States to any port in a foreign country of live stock and/or live poultry affected with any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease, and especially pleuro-pneumonia, the Secretary of Agriculture be, and he is hereby, authorized to take such steps and adopt such measures, not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, as he may deem necessary. _(May 29, 1884, sec. 5, 23 Stat. 32; Feb. 2, 1903, sec. 1, 32 Stat. 791 ; Feb. 7, 1928, 45 Stat. 59; 21 U. S.C., sec. 113.)

1393. Regulations for suppression of diseases; cooperation of States and Territories. That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of Agriculture to prepare such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary for the speedy and effectual suppression and extirpation of said diseases, and to certify such rules and regulations to the executive authority of each State and Territory, and invite said authorities to co-operate in the execution and enforcement of this act. Whenever the plans and methods of the Secretary of Agriculture shall be accepted by any State or Territory in which pleuro-pneumonia or other contagious, infectious, or communicable disease is declared to exist, or such State or Territory shall have adopted plans and methods for the suppression and extirpation of said diseases, and such plans and methods shall be accepted by the Secretary of Agriculture, and whenever the governor of a State or other properly constituted authorities signify their readiness to co-operate for the extinction of any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease in conformity with the provisions of this act, the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized to expend so much of the money appropriated by this act as may be necessary in such investigations, and in such disinfection and quarantine measures as may be necessary to prevent the spread of the disease from one State or Territory into another. (May 29, 1884, sec. 3, 23 Stat. 32; Feb. 7, 1928, 45 Stat. 59; 21 U. S. C., sec. 114. )

1394. Transportation of diseased livestock and live poultry prohibited; splenetic fever.—That no railroad company within the United States, or the owners or masters of any steam or sailing or other vessel or boat, shall receive for transportation or transport from one State or Territory to another, or from any State into the District of Columbia, or from the District into any State, any livestock and/or live poultry affected with any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease, and especially the disease known as pleuropneumonia; nor shall any person, company, or corporation deliver for such transportation to any railroad company, or master or owner of any boat or vessel, any livestock and/or live poultry, knowing them to be affected with any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease; nor shall any person, company, or corporation drive on foot, or transport in private conveyance from one State or Territory to another, or from any State into the District of Columbia, or from the District into any State, any livestock and/or live poultry, knowing them to be affected with any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease, and especially the disease known as pleuropneumonia: Provided, That until May 1, 1928, cattle infested with or exposed to cattle fever ticks may be shipped in interstate commerce for immediate slaughter after one dipping in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary of Agriculture may prescribe. (May 29, 1884, sec. 6, 23 Stat. 32; June 28, 1926, sec. 1, 44 Stat. 774; Feb. Ý, 1928, 45 Stat. 59; 21 U. S. C., sec. 115.)

1395. Shipment for immediate slaughter permitted of cattle reacting to tuberculin test.-Cattle which have reacted to the tuberculin test may be shipped,

transported, or moved from one State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, to any other State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, for immediate slaughter, in accordance with such rules and regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture: And provided further, That hereafter the Secretary of Agriculture may, in his discretion, and under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, permit cattle which have been shipped for breeding or feeding purposes from one State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, to another State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, and which have reacted to the tuberculin test subsequent to such shipment, to be reshipped in interstate commerce to the original owner. (May 31, 1920, 41 Stat. 699; 21 U. S. C., sec. 116.)

1396. Notice to railroads in infected localities; transportation of diseased stock.—That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of Agriculture to notify, in writing, the proper officials or agents of any railroad, steamboat, or other transportation company doing business in or through any infected locality, and by publication in such newspapers as he may select, of the existence of said contagion; and any person or persons operating any such railroad, or master or owner of any boat or vessel, or owner or custodian of or person having control over such cattle or other live stock and/or live poultry within such infected district, who shall knowingly violate the provisions of section six of this act [21 U. S. C., sec. 115], shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (May 29, 1884, sec. 7, 23 Stat. 32; Feb. 7, 1928, 45 Stat. 59; 21 U.S. C., sec. 117.)

1397. Duty of District Attorneys.—That it shall be the duty of the several United States district attorneys to prosecute all violations of this act which shall be brought to their notice or knowledge by any person making the complaint under oath; and the same shall be heard before any district or circuit court of the United States or Territorial court holden within the district in which the violation of this act has been committed. (May 29, 1884, sec. 9, 23 Stat. 33; Feb. 7, 1928, 45 Stat. 59; 21 U. S. C., sec. 118.)

1398. Agents to examine and report on methods of treating animals, and means for suppression of diseases. That the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to appoint two competent agents, who shall be practical stock-raisers or experienced business men' familiar with questions pertaining to commercial transactions in live stock and/or live poultry whose duty it shall be, under the instructions of the Secretary of Agriculture, to examine and report upon the best methods of treating, transporting, and caring for animals, and the means to be adopted for the suppression and extirpation of contagious pleuro-pneumonia, and to provide against the spread of other dangerous contagious, infectious, and communicable diseases. The compensation of said agents shall be at the rate of ten dollars per diem, with all necessary expenses, while engaged in the actual performance of their duties under this act, when absent from their usual place of business or residence as such agent. (May 29, 1884, sec 2, 23 Stat. 31; Feb. 7, 1928, 45 Stat. 59; 21 U. S. C., sec. 119.)

1399. Regulation of exportation and transportation of infected livestock; shipments from areas suspected infected.--That in order to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to effectually suppress and extirpate contagious pleuropneumonia, foot-and-mouth disease, and other dangerous contagious, infectious, and communicable diseases in cattle and other live stock, and to prevent the spread of such diseases, the powers conferred on the Secretary of the Treasury by sections four and five of an Act entitled "An Act for the establishment of a Bureau of Animal Industry, to prevent the exportation of diseased cattle, and to provide means for the suppression and extirpation of pleuropneumonia and other contagious diseases among domestic animals," approved May twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four (twenty-third

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