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Please sign Petition against A24 Trap which kills hedgehogs

Home Forums Hedgehog tales Please sign Petition against A24 Trap which kills hedgehogs

  • This topic has 5 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 5 years ago by Avatar photoNic.
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    #8902
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    Nic

    PLEASE SIGN EVERYONE!

    #8903

    Be interested to see the evidence that the A24 traps kills hedgehogs. Intuitively it seems quite smart to use a very specific attractant for the target species, and hard to imagine that hedgehogs will be attracted to rat and stoat “smells”. If it doesn’t (attract hedgehogs) then it could be very positive for hedgehogs and certainly wildlife in general. At the moment a vast amount of poison is being used (necessarily) in bait stations to kill rats, with a potential knock on to carrion (e.g. cats, birds of prey) not to mention poison bait getting into the general environment and being negative to other small mammals and birds.

    #8904
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    Nic

    The A24 Trap is used intentionally in New Zealand to kill hedgehogs. If you want proof that it kills hedgehogs there is a link to a film on the BHPS web site of one of them doing just that. The trap is being sold in this country unaltered, to kill rats and stoats, but can also kill hedgehogs.

    The lure used to attract the rats and stoats would attract hedgehogs as well. they will eat all sorts of things which do not form part of their natural, ‘wild’ diet and are very inquisitive animals.

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    Nic
    Thanks for your reply. I have a had look at BHPS site but can’t see the link to the film. Be grateful if you guide me?

    #8906
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    Nic

    If you click on the section ‘our campaign against A24 trap ….’ on the home page, you will find the link at the end of the first paragraph of the Update.

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