119. Protection of animal and bird life generally.

The provisions for the protection of birds and other wild animals1, of deer2 and badgers3, and of game4 are discussed elsewhere in this title. These provisions give a large measure of protection to animal and bird life generally, including protecting it from acts of cruelty.

Certain other provisions also protect animal and bird life generally. Thus under the Pests Act 1954 the use and sale of spring traps for the killing or taking of animals are prohibited unless the traps are of an approved type