Except under a licence granted under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, 1it is an offence against that Act2 to set in position any of the following articles, being of such a nature and so placed as to be calculated to cause bodily injury to any wild bird coming into contact with it: namely, any springe, trap, gin, snare, hook and line, any electrical device for killing, stunning or frightening, or any poisonous, poisoned or stupefying substance3.
It is similarly an offence to use, for the purpose of killing or taking any wild bird, any of those articles, whether or
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