DEFRA has recently approved the use of the A24 trap in England. The traps (see http://www.goodnature.co.nz/products/rat-stoat/) are sold to kill hedgehogs (amongst other species), in New Zealand where hedgehogs are a non-native and considered a ‘pest’ species.
Following DEFRA approval, the traps can now be used in the UK.
In the UK, hedgehogs are a protected species through being listed on Schedule 6 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act and may not be trapped without a licence.
Could you please sign the petition by clicking on the link below? It only takes a minute and it will help prevent the nation’s favourite animal – the hedgehog – from suffering further and unnecessarily cruel decline. If the link doesn’t work then please visit the British Hedgehog Preservation Society website where you wil see the petition at the top of the home page:
Please sign their petition against traps that kill hedgehogs.