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17/06/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Animals Slaughter (Restriction) and Meat Control Act, 1957 (East Pakistan Act)

( ACT NO. VIII OF 1957 )

Definitions
2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
 
 
 
 
(a) “animal” means any bull, bullock, cow, ox, heifer, 1[calf, buffalo, goat and sheep];
 
 
(b) “carcase” means the dead body or any portion of the dead body of an animal as defined in clause (a);
 
 
 
 
(c) “catering establishment” means any hotel, restaurant, eating house, cafe, canteen, and includes any other place of a like nature open to the public or to any limited class of the public where meat in any form is consumed or procurable;
 
 
 
 
(d) “meat” means the flesh or other edible portion of any animal which has been slaughtered in a slaughter-house as defined in clause (f) ;
 
 
 
 
(e) “prohibited day” means a day on which the slaughter of animal and the sale of meat thereof is prohibited by the Government by notification in the official Gazette; and
 
 
 
 
(f) “slaughter-house” means any place used for the slaughter of any animal for the purpose of selling the flesh thereof as meat or otherwise, but excludes any slaughter-house belonging to or maintained by the 2[Armed Forces of Bangladesh].

  • 1
    The words and commas “calf, buffalo, goat and sheep” were substituted for the words “calf and buffalo” by section 4 of the Animals Slaughter (Restriction) and Meat Control (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XVIII of 1983)
  • 2
    The words “Armed Forces of Bangladesh” were substituted for the words “Pakistan State Forces” by section 4 of the Animals Slaughter (Restriction) and Meat Control (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XVIII of 1983)
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