HEDGEHOGS NEED YOUR HELP
12th February 2018 at 9:03 am #863816th February 2018 at 12:33 pm #8677
Please sign anyone who hasn’t yet, and pass the message on. The rate of signatures have been slowing and we need lots more if we are to reach the 100,000 by 1st June to have this debated in Parliament.14th March 2018 at 7:20 pm #8777
The following is from BHPS Twitter site.
#Hedgehogs, meet Elvis, he was all shook up when he was Caught in A Trap, back in 2017. Fortunately Elvis was spotted & rescued, but now hedgehogs will be put at further risk following DEFRA's approval of the A24 trap used in New Zealand to kill hedgehogs. Help stop this now! pic.twitter.com/JeGFzvksLW
— Wildlife Orphanage (@WildlifeOrphan1) March 9, 201824th March 2018 at 7:34 pm #8837
Now that some hedgehogs are returning from hibernation, please sign this Petition to try to save our hogs from yet another hazard.25th March 2018 at 8:52 pm #8848
Thank you for sharing this with us and I have signed the pertiton and would encourage everyone that cares about our prickly firends to please do the same to withdraw approval of these indiscriminate traps.
Ps no signs of hogs in my garden so far but my first sightings have all been in April in the last 3 years since they put in a reappearance after a long abscence so heres hoping.26th March 2018 at 9:05 am #884926th March 2018 at 9:45 am #8851
Thanks for the info.
The manufacturers compare the A24 to other traps which could kill hedgehogs and sadly it’s true some could, but that is completely missing the point. They claim that a trap can kill 24 animals before needing a replacement canister. They clearly don’t know anything about hedgehogs. We all know how many hedgehogs can be attracted to our feeding stations in one night. the same number could be attracted to one of these traps in one night. A whole local population could be wiped out in a very short space of time.
In addition, when I looked at their website, it was clear that it was an optional extra to purchase the tunnel (and the tunnel is problematical, itself), therefore they are selling the trap unadapted. Also why did they not approach experts for advice on how to design a more suitable tunnel. The tunnel is a death trap for hedgehogs. They can get into it and cannot reverse out, getting trapped by their spines, so would be left to starve, particularly as it is made clear that this trap wouldn’t need to be checked on a regular basis.
We all know well how easily hedgehogs can squeeze through very small spaces, but clearly the makers of the trap and DEFRA don’t.
The A24 trap is a disaster for hedgehogs. Why else is the very same trap used in New Zealand to kill hedgehogs.
Please sign the Petition everyone. It is so important for our hogs.26th March 2018 at 10:04 am #8852
The same or similar article is in the Independent.27th March 2018 at 12:49 pm #8863
Please keep signing and sharing, everyone.27th March 2018 at 1:19 pm #8865
If you signed the Petition before May last year, please sign again. That Petition was cancelled due to the General Election in 2017
If you signed this year, it is the current petition, but please keep sharing information about this.
Remember 2 can sign from 1 email and the signature confirmation that you need to click on may be in your junk folder.27th March 2018 at 6:42 pm #8866
As Nic says please keep signing the petition and passing on the word.
There are nearly 48,000 hedgehog champions and there are currently only 21,000 signatures on the petition.
With a concerted effort guys I think we can get this up to the 100,000 signatures before the June 1 12018 deadline so it can be debated in Parliament.
Lets do this for the hogs!
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