An empty snare
Snared fox at Glenogil estate

This fox was still alive but was later humanely put down

Snare at Glenogil estate

One of the snares at the glenogil estate

The wound on the snared fox at Glenogil

The terrible wound inflicted by the snare 

The law failed the Glenogil foxes. But we won’t.

Please take action now! Sign this open letter calling for the Scottish Government to make the Glenogil foxes the last to die in the grip of a snare. 


Dear Minister

We, the undersigned, write in the wake of the disappointing news that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has decided to drop the case against William Curr, a gamekeeper on the Glenogil estate in Angus, accused of offences under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Evidence was available in this case regarding the capture and death of a deer and two foxes in snares set on the estate.  One of the foxes was still alive when found, although seriously injured by the snare wire round its abdomen. There were six witnesses to the incident, and we have all seen it ourselves as the injuries and suffering are fully documented in photographic evidence on are deeply troubled that the extreme animal suffering witnessed in this case has not led to a trial in open court.

These animals have been utterly failed by the Scottish justice system. Only a full ban on the sale and use of snares in Scotland will stop this happening again. You have the power to deliver this and we urge you to do so when the review of snaring legislation takes place later this year.

Yours sincerely,