Harry´s Buniness Venture Based on the Hunting Act 2004 Essay

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In order for Harry’s business venture to be legally permitted he would have ensure that each time this event was to take place strict rules will be followed by all participants in order to completely comply with the law laid down in the Hunting Act 2004.
Firstly Harry should be aware that section 1 of the Hunting act “Hunting wild mammals with dogs” states that “A person commits an offence if he hunts a wild mammal with a dog, unless his hunting is exempt.” From this Harry would need to determine whether Mink are in fact a wild mammal, this can be done by referring to section 11 sub-section 1 where under paragraphs (c) “a wild mammal which has escaped or been released from captivity or confinement,” and (d) “any mammal which is living
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In order for harry to know if his activity will allow him to be exempt, section two “Exempt Hunting” subsection one says “Hunting is exempt if it is within a class specified in Schedule 1.” The main areas for harry to pay attention to in Schedule 1 are section 1 “Stalking a wild mammal, or flushing it out of cover, is exempt hunting if the conditions in this paragraph are satisfied.” We can see from what we are told about the Mink eating young birds from a nearby wildfowl centre and trout from a farmer’s trout farm. That Harrys activity will fall under section 2 “The first condition is that the stalking or flushing out is undertaken for the purpose Of” paragraph (a) “preventing or reducing serious damage which the wild mammal would otherwise cause” sub-paragraphs (ii) to game birds or wild birds (within the meaning of section 27 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c. 69))” and sub-paragraph (vi) to fisheries. With regards to the rest of Schedule 1 there are conditions that Harry

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