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The Spring Traps Approval (Wales) Order 2019

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Approval of spring traps

2.—(1) For the purposes of section 8(3) of the Pests Act 1954, the following spring traps are approved—

(a)a spring trap of a type and make specified in an entry in Column 1 of the Schedule; and

(b)a spring trap which is equivalent in all relevant respects to a spring trap of a type and make specified in an entry in Column 1 of the Schedule.

(2) The approvals given by paragraph (1) are subject to the conditions that—

(a)the trap must be used in accordance with the instructions (if any) provided by the manufacturer; and

(b)so far as is practicable without unreasonably compromising its use for killing or taking target species, the trap must be used in a manner that minimises the likelihood of its killing, taking or injuring non-target species;

and to such further conditions (if any) as to the animals for which, and the circumstances in which, the spring trap may be used as are specified in the corresponding entry in Column 2 of the Schedule (or, in the case of a trap approved under paragraph (1)(b), as are specified in relation to the trap to which it is equivalent for the purposes of that paragraph).

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), a spring trap is equivalent in all relevant respects to a spring trap of a type and make specified in the Schedule if it corresponds to the spring trap specified in its construction, in materials, in impact force or momentum, and in all other respects which are relevant to its effect or manner of operation as a trap.

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