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The only laws that exist about causing injury where problems arise on people's land relate to injury to people and not animals.
Animals are treated by the civil law as property.
This means that it is not, legally, possible to cause them injury and suffering for the purposes of the civil law.
Of course, there is the criminal law, which can look into this, but it looks to neglect in the care of an animal or the positive injury or mistreatment.
I know that sounds harsh and I would agree with you, but the law has been like this for centuries.
It's something that needs to be changed, but in this world we live in now, Parliament would probably say there is not enough Parliamentary time to consider this type of issue.
Cats are free to roam and people cannot actively seek to injure them - there are criminal laws against that.
But, to ask somebody to take steps on their land to prevent injury is another thing altogether.
Yes, and that's where somebody actively takes steps to deliberately injure them by seeking to injure them using the traps.
It goes back to the point I made above, about actively injuring, rather than being asked to take steps to prevent injury.
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