In July, 2019 we investigated a badger that was snared and shot in the South Downs National Park at Winslade, Hampshire. Police interviewed a gamekeeper
In spring 2020, HIT received a tip off from a concerned local that Moscar gamekeepers were once again targeting badgers close to the Wyming Brook SSSI
Fenn Traps Not Allowed for Stoats after 1 st April 2020 under Spring Traps Approval Order The Fenn trap does not meet the AIHTS (Agreement
Hunt Investigation Team (HIT) has exposed the actions of a fox trapper in Wales. The news has led to calls for a ban on snares
Duke of Norfolk
The Duke of Norfolk is one of England’s largest landowners. His ancestral seat is Arundel Castle, Sussex where he heavily snares on the Norfolk Estate farms to prevent predation of wild game birds. He also has a home and shooting estate at Carlton Towers, Yorkshire – also littered with snares.
Here for the first time, we have captured a dog and a hare as they are caught in snares. Deer, badgers are also victims of indiscriminate snaring.
Fenn type traps to be banned by 2020
The Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) is an attempt to enforce an international standard on humaneness for traps relating to fur bearing mammals. Regardless of leaving the EU, the UK government has still agreed to implement.