Trapping foxes is inhumane

Trapping foxes is inhumane

Trapping foxes is inhumane

First published in Readers' letters
Last updated

We have a fox’s earth near our garden. The vixen had three cubs back in the spring and we have enjoyed the wildlife scenario acted out each day.

The vixen has successfully reared and cared for her cubs, who are now on their way to being independent.

To my horror, I have discovered that somebody is trapping them in a wire cage. The foxes are lured to the bait within the cage, where the trapping mechanism is activated.

The end result is extermination, after potentially being trapped for many hours. This will cause them unnecessary suffering and stress.

This practice, as highlighted by the National Foxes Welfare Society, is considered to be ineffective and cruel as a means of removing foxes.

There are many other humane methods for the control of foxes.

Now that fox hunting has been banned by law, are we prepared to tolerate this inhumane method of fox removal?

M Marmery

Address supplied

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree