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Code of Virginia
Title 3.2. Agriculture, Animal Care, and Food
Chapter 60. Livestock and Poultry
11/28/2021

§ 3.2-6011. Bringing animals infected with disease into the Commonwealth, or in violation of order or regulation; disinfecting transport vehicles.

It shall be unlawful for any person to: (i) transport from outside the Commonwealth into the Commonwealth any animal, knowing the same to be infected with a contagious or infectious disease, or any animal known by the importer to have been exposed to a contagious or infectious disease, or known to bear upon its body ticks or other disease vectors or known to be a carrier of contagious or infectious disease; (ii) import any animal in violation of any legally adopted quarantine or other order or regulation adopted under this article; or (iii) violate any order or regulation adopted under this article to clean and disinfect vehicles used by them for transporting animals into or through the Commonwealth, as may be reasonably necessary to prevent the spread of contagious and infectious diseases of animals within the Commonwealth.

Code 1950, § 3-577; 1966, c. 702, § 3.1-736; 1977, c. 395; 2008, c. 860.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.