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That this House notes with concern that badgers, domestic pets, livestock and other animals continue to be severely injured and killed by snares; expresses particular concern that self-locking snares, made illegal under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, are still being used in the UK; further notes that free-running snares are legal for the control of foxes and rabbits but are by their nature indiscriminate and therefore cause considerable pain and suffering to many animals; recognises that the provisions of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in relation to snares are difficult to enforce and have failed adequately to protect wildlife from unnecessary suffering and death; and calls on the Government to support the abolition of the manufacture, sale and use of all snares.
Total number of signatures: 231
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leave out from `UK' to end and insert 'recognises the role of snaring in conservation wildlife management; further notes that snaring conducted in accordance with the law and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation's (BASC) code of practice is selective, legal, humane and carried out with respect for quarry; further notes that legal free running snares restrain and do not kill the target species and may only be used by an authorised person within the terms of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981; condemns anyone breaking the established EU and British law on snaring; and congratulates the Government on its initiatives to improve practice and its establishment of the Independent Working Group on snares convened by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which brings together welfare interests and practitioners including the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, RSPCA, The Royal Veterinary College, The Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (University of Oxford), English Nature, the BASC, the National Gamekeepers Organisation and the Game Conservancy Trust.'.
Total number of signatures: 13
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