Night Poaching Act 1828
|Long title||An Act for the more effectual Prevention of Persons going armed by Night for the Destruction of Game.|
|Chapter||1828 c.69 9 Geo. IV|
|Territorial extent||England and Wales,
|Royal Assent||19 July 1828|
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
|Text of the Night Poaching Act 1828 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database|
The Night Poaching Act 1828 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (citation 9 Geo. IV c. 69) still in effect in the 21st century. It forbids night poaching, especially taking or destroying game on lands, etc., by night, or entering lands at night to take or destroy game. For the purposes of this Act the word “game” shall be deemed to include hares, pheasants, partridges, grouse, heath or moor game, black game, and bustards.
The Act — in particular, its original provisions for transportation to colonies such as Tasmania — made headlines in 2007, when two rabbit poachers were convicted and fined under it before magistrates at Hereford.
- Text of the Night Poaching Act 1828 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database
- Text of the Act as originally enacted The Statutes At Large, 1828 (from Google Books)
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