Hunting Bill - continued        House of Commons
SCHEDULE, HUNTING WITH DOGS: PROHIBITION - continued

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  PART IV
  GENERAL
 
Interpretation
 20. In this Schedule "wild mammal" includes, in particular-
 
 
    (a) a wild mammal which has been bred or tamed for the purpose of being hunted or for any other purpose,
 
    (b) a wild mammal which is in captivity or confinement,
 
    (c) a wild mammal which has escaped or been released from captivity or confinement, and
 
    (d) any mammal which is living wild.
 21. A reference to a person hunting a wild mammal with a dog includes, in particular, any case where-
 
 
    (a) a person engages or participates in the pursuit of a wild mammal, and
 
    (b) one or more dogs are employed in that pursuit (whether or not by him and whether or not under his control or direction).
 22. For the purposes of this Schedule land belongs to a person if he-
 
 
    (a) owns an interest in it,
 
    (b) manages or controls it, or
 
    (c) occupies it.
 23. For the purposes of this Schedule a dog belongs to a person if he-
 
 
    (a) owns it,
 
    (b) is in charge of it, or
 
    (c) has control of it.
 
Consequential amendments
 24. In 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".
 
 25. In section 5 of the Game Licences Act 1860 (exceptions), exceptions 3 and 4 shall cease to have effect.
 
 26. In section 1(3)(b) of the Protection of Animals Act 1911 (offence of cruelty: exceptions)-
 
 
    (a) the words "coursing or" shall cease to have effect, and
 
    (b) the words "coursed or", in each place, shall cease to have effect.
 27. In section 8 of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (interfering with setts: exceptions) subsections (4) to (9) shall cease to have effect.
 
 28. In section 2(b) of the Section 2.Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996 (offence: exceptions) the word ", coursing" shall cease to have effect.
 
 
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