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Protection of Birds Act 1967

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6Use of poisonous substances, electrical devices and c,

(1)In section 5(l)(a) of the principal Act (which prohibits the setting in position of articles calculated to cause injury to wild birds) there shall be included among the articles mentioned in that paragraph any electrical device designed to frighten birds, and for the reference to poisoned or stupefying bait there shall be substituted a reference to any poisoned, poisonous or stupefying substance; and section 5(l)(b) of that Act (which prohibits the use of nets and other devices for killing or taking wild birds) shall have effect as if it contained a reference to gas.

(2)In section 10(1)(d) of the principal Act (under which a licence may be granted authorising the use of poisoned or stupefying bait for the purpose of killing wild birds included in Schedule 2 to that Act) for the reference to poisoned or stupefying bait there shall be substituted a reference to any poisoned, poisonous or stupefying substance; and that paragraph shall have effect as if it contained a reference to gas and to the use of any net for taking birds in flight and a cannon net for taking birds on the ground.

(3)In section 5(4) of the principal Act (which permits the use of nets, other than rocket-propelled nets, for certain purposes) and in section 10(l)(e) of that Act (under which a licence may be granted authorising the use of rocket-propelled nets for certain purposes) for the reference to the use of a rocket-propelled net there shall be substituted a reference to the use of any net for taking birds in flight and the use of any rocket-propelled or cannon net for taking birds on the ground.

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