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Greens hold Labour to account on Snaring

The Scottish Greens party has welcomed today’s announcement from the Labour Party that they would eliminate snaring – but pointed out at the same time…

Rescued dog snares award

A RESCUE dog from Toton who lost a leg in a fox snare has won a national award for its harrowing rescue story. Penny, a…

Labour pledge on animal snares

Scottish Labour regards its failed bid to ban animal snares as “unfinished business” and plans to return to the issue if elected in May. Environment…

Daughter Amy with beloved cat Tom

Beloved pet killed in snare on farm

A LEADING animal welfare charity has slammed MSPs who last week rejected a complete ban on the use of snares in Scotland after a family…

First conviction under snares legislation

George Whitehead admitted two charges relating to a section of the Wildlife and Countryside Act to control the use of snares after two badly-set devices…

Fox strangled in snare

Fox strangled to death

A CRIMINAL investigation has been launched following the discovery of illegal snares in a Scottish housing estate. On Thursday, two snares were found along with…

Badger killed by a snare in Cumbria

Police are investigating after a badger was killed by a snare in near Maryport. The animal, which would have suffered a slow and painful death,…

Dog walker blasts snarers

A DOG walker has blasted cruel poachers after his pet was caught in a snare for the second time in three months. And MSP Cathy…

Snares alert after badger found trapped

PEOPLE are being urged to report illegal snares after a badger was found trapped. The badger was discovered caught in an illegally set snare at…

Snares Uncovered with Bill Oddie

OneKind (formerly Advocates for Animals) has commissioned a new film, starring popular broadcaster and naturalist Bill Oddie, which demonstrates the extent of snaring in the…

Herby’s snaring horror

THIS cat almost died after getting trapped in a snare that tore through his stomach down to the intestine. Poor Herby was taken to Croft…

Snares warning after fell runners caught

OUTDOOR enthusiasts have warned someone could be seriously injured on the Peak District moors outside Sheffield after two fell runners were caught in animal snares.…

Watch out for snares in rural parts

POLICE are urging the public to look out for snare traps in rural areas. Last Thursday, a snare trap was found in High Legh with…