278. Destructive imported animals.

278.     Destructive imported animals.

Under the Destructive Imported Animals Act 1932 the appropriate authority is empowered to prohibit, either absolutely or except under licence, the importation into, and the keeping within, Great Britain, of a number of designated species of animals1. Regulations may be made with regard to licences in relation to such species2.

Duties are imposed on the occupiers of land on which animals of such species are found at large3. No claim for damages lies in respect of the killing or wounding of such an animal found at large4.