Help Ban Wildlife Snares in England and Wales
We urgently need you to contact the Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson MP and urge him to ensure better welfare for wild and domestic animals by implementing a complete ban on the manufacture, sale and use of snares in England and Wales.
Commonly used by gamekeepers to catch foxes, rabbits and stoats, snares are thin wire nooses set to trap wild animals perceived to be a pest or threat.
The indiscriminate nature of snares means that it is not possible to control which animals are caught. As a result, livestock and domestic pets often fall victim to snares and many protected mammals such as badgers and otters have suffered terrible injuries or been killed by snares.
Animals caught in snares suffer huge stress and can sustain horrific injuries. In their desperate bid to escape, they can be disembowelled by the wire, wrench bones out of sockets and even chew through their own limbs. You can find out more information by reading our manifesto to ban snaring (www.league.org.uk/manifesto).
It has proved to be impossible to regulate the use of snares. In 2012, DEFRA reported that no fox snare operator was compliant with the current Code of Practice guidelines.
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