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OneKind | Snarewatch Report 2020

We loathe snares, the cruel, indisriminate weapon of the shooting industry (see – Snares | Legally Binding) and we really like OneKind, the Scottish charity that works for “a world in which non-human animals are recognised as individuals and respected for their capacities and priorities, which are different to but not lesser than ours”. A new report brings both together, and it’s definitely One Kind that comes out best. The Snarewatch Annual Report 2020 is available as a pdf, and consists of case studies of snare use in the UK, highlighting some of the worst snaring incidents reported to OneKind’s snare reporting tool, SnareWatch.org, in 2020. It’s difficult to read it and not ask how come these things are still allowed to be used in the countryside, why there isn’t proper legislation rather than a discredited ‘Code of Practice’, and who benefits from their use? Yes, it’s the shooting industry of course…

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Podcast: Checking in with Bob Elliot, Director of OneKind

Here at The War on Wildlife Project we were thinking that as us campaigners, conservationists, and activists can’t get out to meet and see each other now, how about creating something to bring the conservation community together – everyone from individuals to grassroots organisations to larger charities – something that reminds us all that we’re still out there, still working, but that also shows the human side of things during this COVID-19 crisis. We could think of them as ‘check-ins’ – as in ‘checking-in to make sure we’re all okay’.

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