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Home Forums Champions’ chat BHPS A24 TRAP PETITION POSTERS & LEAFLETS Reply To: BHPS A24 TRAP PETITION POSTERS & LEAFLETS

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Nic

I have just been looking at the response from DEFRA again and have realised that in their last paragraph, DEFRA have given the very reason why this trap should never have been given a licence in the first place. They say :
‘Where the safety of protected species cannot be reasonably assured, the use of non-lethal methods of capture, such as cage trapping, should be employed so non-target species can be released unharmed if accidently captured.’
The safety of hedgehogs, a protected species in this respect, cannot be reasonably assured with use of this trap, (whatever tunnels or casing are used).

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