Today’s fox snare is a more sophisticated and humane tool than it once was and the legal requirements of stops, free running locks, 24 hour checking etc. has not affected its efficiency in the control and management of foxes, but has turned them into restraining devices.
Snaring is still under intense scrutiny by both the Scottish Parliament and the UK Government, and a number of animal welfare groups are campaigning strongly and loudly for nothing short of a total ban.
It falls on everyone to be professional in attitude and practice, which means knowing the law and working well within it, and taking every opportunity to educate and assure the public because the future of snaring is in the hands of every individual who sets a snare.
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