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3In section 1(3)(b) of the Protection of Animals Act 1911 (offence of cruelty: exceptions) a reference to coursing or hunting shall not include a reference to—E+W
(a)participation in a hare coursing event (within the meaning of section 5 of this Act), or
(b)the coursing or hunting of a wild mammal with a dog (within the meaning of this Act).
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