Hedgehogs: Conservation:Written question - 269077

(Bristol West)
Asked on: 25 June 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Hedgehogs: Conservation
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment there has been of the risk that A24 traps pose to hedgehog populations.
Answered by: Dr Thérèse Coffey
Answered on: 03 July 2019

The A24 trap is not approved for trapping hedgehogs. We are confident that hedgehogs can be effectively and safely excluded from the Goodnature A24 trap when it is set according to manufacturer’s instructions and, as is required by law, an excluder tunnel is used. We are also not aware of any evidence which suggests the A24 trap or the excluder tunnel has any impact on hedgehogs.

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