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e-Petition: A Ban on the Manufacture, Sale and Use of Snares in Wales

open quote / dyfyniad agored

We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to ban the manufacture, sale and use of snares in Wales.

Snares are thin wire nooses designed to trap ‘predator’ species. The nature of their design means that – despite supposedly being used as a restraining device – they cause severe injuries to those animals they catch. These injuries include limb amputation, strangulation and often death.
According to Defra, up to two thirds of those animals caught are not even the target species. Most frequently snares are set to catch foxes, but in reality, they catch badgers, deer, and domestic pets. In Wales, some 370,000 animals are snared every year. That’s more than 1,000 a day.
In 2015, the Welsh Government introduced a Code of Best Practice on the use of snares, but compliance with the Code is voluntary and there are no checks in place or penalties for those who do not comply. Even a Code-compliant snare is a crude, indiscriminate device, more likely to cause injury or death than to restrain an animal.
The Welsh Assembly has the power to end this practice, and lead the way for animal welfare in the UK by banning the manufacture, sale and use of snares in Wales.
close quote / dyfyniad agos


Petition details

Petition Status: Closed by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 29/07/2016
Open until midday on: 16/09/2016


Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 1405

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Adrian pyke Brecon and Radnorshire 15/09/2016
Gillian Price Islwyn 15/09/2016
Anonymous Pontypridd 15/09/2016
Heidi Addicott Montgomeryshire 15/09/2016
Russell Davies Vale of Glamorgan 14/09/2016
Arlene Morrison Gower 14/09/2016
Florence Lavit Pontypridd 14/09/2016
Anonymous Cynon Valley 14/09/2016
Emma Harcourt Torfaen 14/09/2016
julia saunders Guildford 12/09/2016
chris phillips surrey 12/09/2016
Sandra Domizio guildford 12/09/2016
Rhys Buckney Swansea East 12/09/2016
Maurice Grefe Bronx, New York, USA 12/09/2016
Anonymous Gorllewin Caerfyrddin a De Sir Benfro 11/09/2016
William Meade Ynys Mon 11/09/2016
Sam hennessy Swansea 11/09/2016
Gwyneth Wynn Uí Ghaora Ros Muc, Conamara, Iwerddon 11/09/2016
marian otoole Ceredigion 11/09/2016
HAYDN WILLIAMS Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire 11/09/2016
Mandy Ellis Clare, Ireland 11/09/2016
wil beattie Preseli Pembrokeshire 10/09/2016
James J. O'Hara Croydon 10/09/2016
Barbara O'Hara Croydon 10/09/2016
Melissa Buckwell Alyn and Deeside 10/09/2016

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