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Destructive Imported Animals Act 1932

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5Provisions as to musk rats found at large

(1)The following provisions of this section shall have effect with respect to musk rats found at large at any time while an order under section one of this Act is in force.

(2)The occupier of any land who knows that musk rats, not being musk rats kept by him under a licence, are to be found thereon shall forthwith give notice to the appropriate department.

(3)The appropriate department so soon as they become aware that musk rats, not being musk rats kept under a licence, are to be found on any land, may take such steps as they consider necessary for their destruction, and it shall be the duty of the occupier of the land to afford all such facilities as it is in his power to afford to any persons employed by, or on behalf of, the department for that purpose.

(4)The appropriate department may, in the case of England, authorise the agricultural committee of the council of any county to exercise within that county on behalf and at the expense of the department the powers of the department under the last preceding subsection.

(5)No action for damages shall lie in respect of the killing or wounding of any musk rat which is found at large.

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