117. Further powers concerning rabbits.

117.     Further powers concerning rabbits.

In addition to their power to serve notice requiring the taking of certain measures against specified wild animals and birds1 the Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers2 have power, where it appears expedient for preventing damage by rabbits to crops, pasture, trees, hedges, banks or any works on land, to serve notice on the occupier (or, in the case of unoccupied land, the person entitled to occupy it) requiring him to take on the land, within the time specified in the notice, such steps as may be specified to destroy or