45. Mitigating nuisance by doves, pigeons etc.

45.     Mitigating nuisance by doves, pigeons etc.

Subject to certain safeguards1, a local authority may seize, destroy, sell or otherwise dispose of2 any house doves or pigeons which in its belief have no owner3 and which constitute a nuisance or annoyance or are causing damage4; an authority may also take steps for the purpose of abating or mitigating any nuisance, annoyance or damage caused by starlings or sparrows5.