Rare pregnant vixen killed in snare

Snare kills rare silver fox

Rare silver coloured pregnant vixen killed in a snare in the north east

This rare silver coloured and lactating vixen has died in a snare leaving her starving young to die. Not only is this an indication of the snarer’s inhumanity, but shows how indiscriminate and detrimental to conservation snares are. The snare which killed the fox was also set in a fence line, contrary to Defra’s new code.

Anyone with information on this incident are asked to contact the RSPCA.