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Prevention of Damage by Rabbits Act 1939

1939 CHAPTER 43 2 and 3 Geo 6

An Act to make provision for the prevention of damage by rabbits; and to amend the law relating to the use of poison and the use of spring traps above ground for the purpose of killing hares or rabbits.

[28th July 1939]

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E1For the extent of this Act see S. 6(3)

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C1Words of enactment omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3

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Part IIE+W Amendments of Law relating to Killing of Hares and Rabbits

4 Provisions as to use of poison in rabbit holes. E+W

A person shall not be guilty of an offence under section eight of the M1Protection of Animals Act, 1911, by reason only that he uses poisonous gas in a rabbit hole, or places in a rabbit hole a substance which, by evaporation or in contact with moisture generates poisonous gas.

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5 Prohibition of use of spring traps above ground.E+W

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(2)So much of section six of the M2Ground Game Act, 1880, as provides that no person having a right to kill ground game shall, for the purpose of killing ground game . . . F3 employ poison shall cease to have effect.

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F3Words repealed by Pests Act 1954 (c. 68), Sch.

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6 Short title, interpretation and extent.E

(1)This Act may be cited as the Prevention of Damage by Rabbits Act, 1939.

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(3)This Act shall not extend to Scotland, to Northern Ireland or to the administrative county of London.

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F4S. 6(2) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1, Pt.II

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