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Snare Campaign Hits Stroud

31 August 2006

The League Against Cruel Sports is warning people in Gloucestershire about the continuing barbaric practice of using snares to catch animals. The medieval tool - banned in many other European countries - is still used by gamekeepers here to catch foxes, which are naturally drawn to gamebirds in shooting woods. Not only are snares cruel, causing horrific injuries and a slow-drawn-out death, they are also indiscriminate, often catching other animals, including badgers, otters and domestic pets.

The League is calling for an all-out ban on snares and has so far won the support of 224 MPs, including David Drew MP for Stroud, who will be helping to run a League stall in the town this Saturday, August 2. The stall will help raise public awareness of our snaring campaign and offer supporters a chance to sign a petition showing their support for a total ban.