116. Prevention of damage by wild animals and birds.

The Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers1 may serve, on any person having the right so to do, a written notice requiring that person to take, within such time as may be specified in the notice, such steps as may be necessary for the killing, taking or destruction on specified land of specified animals2 or birds3, or the eggs of specified birds, if it appears expedient to do so for the purpose of preventing damage to crops, pasture, animal or human foodstuffs, livestock, trees, hedges, banks or any works on land4. Failure to comply with such a requirement