A damning report by the League Against Cruel Sports has been released revealing the shocking extent of wildlife persecution as a result of snaring in Scotland.
The report, League Report into Snaring Scotland, is a culmination of four years of investigations into snaring practices on estates north of the border. The results show a gruesome catalogue of wildlife killing and suffering as well as regulatory system which is failing.
Scottish Campaigns Manager for the League, Louise Robertson said, “The SNP Government’s decision not to ban snares when it had the opportunity to implement the necessary legislation to outlaw these cruel traps was seriously misguided. As this report shows regulation has not worked in the past and will not work in the future. The simple fact that the new measures have yet to be implemented highlights a distinct lack of commitment from the Government on this issue.”