Snare Campaign Hits Stroud
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.