Health of Animals Act
Marginal note:Removal of imports
18 (1) Where an inspector or officer believes on reasonable grounds that an animal or thing has been imported into Canada and that it
(a) was imported in contravention of this Act or the regulations,
(b) is or could be affected or contaminated by a disease or toxic substance, or
(c) is a vector,
the inspector or officer may, whether or not the animal or thing is seized, require the owner or the person having the possession, care or control of the animal or thing to remove it from Canada.
(2) A requirement under subsection (1) shall be communicated by personal delivery of a notice to the person being required to remove the animal or thing or by sending the notice to the person, and the notice may specify the period within which and the manner in which the animal or thing is to be removed.
(3) An animal or thing that is required to be removed from Canada shall be deemed not to have been forfeited under section 17.
Marginal note:Forfeiture where non-compliance
(4) Where the animal or thing is not removed from Canada as required under this section, it shall, notwithstanding section 45, be forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada and may be disposed of as the Minister may direct.
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