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100k petition signatures in call for government to ban snares

Wildlife protection organisations are celebrating reaching a major milestone in the campaign to ban animal snares. Over 100,000 people have now signed a government petition to outlaw the cruel contraptions, which the government is understood to be considering debating in Westminster. Snares are routinely set to aid the killing of foxes […]

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Liberal Democrats join calls for government to introduce grouse moor licensing

The Liberal Democrats have joined calls for grouse moors to be licensed to help end wildlife crime and drive sustainable land management in the uplands. Its policy position comes as opposition parties increase pressure on the government to bring in greater regulation of grouse moors amid growing concern over their impact […]

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Peak District National Park urges end to killing of the region’s iconic mountain hares

Landowners are being urged to end the killing of England’s only population of mountain hares which inhabit the moorlands of the Peak District National Park.The Peak District National Park Authority has issued the plea following concerns that grouse moors are targeting hares in the belief that this helps protect game birds […]

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Halifax campaigners call for a ban on cruel animal snares

Campaigners from Wild Moors took to the streets of Halifax at the weekend to call on the government to ban the use of animal snares. Volunteers from the wildlife protection organisation gathered at Woolshops, near the Duke of Wellington memorial, to urge the public to take action and sign Animal Aid’s […]

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Defra will consider tightening the rules on snares

An evidence review will be held into the rules on snares the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has confirmed. It follows a renewed campaign by Animal Aid, which is being supported by Wild Moors, League Against Cruel Sports and other wildlife protection organisations, to outlaw the use of the […]