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Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 53: Hunting, coursing and fishing

This section provides that anything which occurs in the normal course of hunting or coursing is not covered by this Act unless the animal is released in an injured, mutilated or exhausted condition or is hunted or coursed in an enclosed space without reasonable chance of escape. It also provides that anything which occurs in the normal course of fishing is not covered by this Act.

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