10. Destruction or slaughter for economic reasons
(1) If an inspector has reasonable grounds to believe that ¾
(a) there is no apparent reason why an animal or thing should not be slaughtered or destroyed; and
(b) the costs and charges of and incidental to the cleansing of that animal or thing would be likely to exceed the net proceeds of the sale of it by the best reasonable means,
he may cause it to be slaughtered or destroyed and no compensation shall be payable.
(2) In considering whether or not any course of action would be economic, or whether or not any animal or thing should be slaughtered or destroyed, an inspector shall have regard to ¾
(a) the facilities and time available or required;
(b) the costs and charges of and incidental to the proposed course of action and any reasonable alternative procedure; and
(c) the intrinsic value of that animal or thing and the adequacy of its replacement by a cash value.
[Regulation 10 amended in Gazette 25 Feb 1983 p. 735.]