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1In section 35 of the Game Act 1831 (provision about trespassers: exceptions) the following words shall cease to have effect: “to any person hunting or coursing upon any lands with hounds or greyhounds, and being in fresh pursuit of any deer, hare or fox already started upon any other land, nor”.E+W
2In section 5 of the Game Licences Act 1860 (exceptions) exceptions 3 and 4 (hares and deer) shall cease to have effect.E+W
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).
4Section 8(4) to (9) of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (exception for hunting) shall cease to have effect.E+W
5For the purposes of section 2 of the Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996 (offences: exceptions) the hunting of a wild mammal with a dog (within the meaning of this Act) shall be treated as lawful if and only if it is exempt hunting within the meaning of this Act.E+W
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