Tag: stink pits

More pro-snare lobbying from the shooting lobbyists

What happens if your concerns for animal welfare get the better of you and you close the loops of a huge number of snares – thinking, like most people, that they’re banned in the UK and that far from doing anything ‘wrong’ you’re only helping to save wildlife? You get an article where you’re lectured at by a shooting lobbyist, who blathers on about how cuddly snares are and trots out the usual guff about management, welfare standards, and pests.

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Podcast: Crow Cage Traps

Wildlife persecution is a regrettable fact of life in parts of the countryside, particularly those areas managed for shooting. Much of it takes place just out of sight, but we can help tackle it if we know where to look and what to look out for. In this podcast, recorded ‘in the field’ in Scotland in May 2018, Charlie Moores visited a cage trap with a highly-experienced wildlife investigator to discuss these awful ‘tools’, used on many grouse moors to catch crows (along with parrots, perhaps the most intelligent and sentient birds on the planet).

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Podcast: Stink Pits (with a League Against Cruel Sports investigator)

In this podcast, recorded in southern Scotland in May 2018, Charlie Moores discusses stink pits, marked areas surrounded by snares and used on many grouse moors and pheasant shoots to attract foxes and other predators to their deaths, with Harry Huyton (then working with Edinburgh-based charity OneKind) and a wildlife investigator from the League Against Cruel Sports.

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