We have told you before about the atrocities caused by LEGAL snaring – daily acts of murder that kill up to 1.7 million animals in the United Kingdom (UK) every single year. But now, we have a chance to put an end to this horror, and we need your help.
Every 20 seconds, another innocent animal is caught in a snare.
Our partner, the National Anti-Snaring Campaign (NASC), has worked tirelessly towards a complete ban on snaring in the UK, and the government has finally responded: “The Government recognises that some people consider snares to be an inhumane and unnecessary means of trapping wild animals and will launch a call for evidence on the use of snares…”
To secure a ban, we must ensure that in-depth reports and damning evidence of the cruelty of snares are submitted by the NASC and other organizations as soon as possible. Can we count on your support of our plan to sponsor the development of these reports and collate the evidence? This is extremely important and perhaps the only chance animals have to avoid being trapped and dying in agony.
Please, help, us raise the $9,000 (£6,500) needed to secure evidence and develop reports on the atrocities of snaring!
Sadly, the animals are up against the might of the UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), which has publicly stated that snares are “an effective and relatively humane form of control.” We cannot fathom how being slowly tortured for hours – or sometimes days – until finally succumbing, could ever be considered “humane”!
Nor can we count on vets who belong to the authority created for the welfare of animals, the British Veterinary Association (BVA). Even the BVA’s so-called “Ethics and Welfare Group” supports snaring. These two major decision-makers in the UK, which exist for the care of animals, are advocating for the slow and agonizing torture of millions of animals.
So, it is up to us!
We do not accept that millions of animals will continue to suffer such horrific pain that some resort to gnawing off their own limbs in an attempt to free themselves. With your help, we have a chance to show the UK government what snares truly are: devices of torture that must be totally banned!
Snares trap indiscriminately – it could be a fox, a protected species or even a beloved family pet. These so-called “humane” traps do not know the difference, and whichever animal it catches, will never die humanely.
Authorities claim that ‘non-target’ animals such as badgers are able to free themselves from snares, but even adult deer are not strong enough to break free! We will sponsor independent, professional testing, which we are confident will prove that no animal is strong enough to break free from one of these torture devices without suffering life-threatening injuries. Please, donate now towards securing this critical evidence.
As of 2020, it is estimated that a quarter of the UK’s native mammals are now at risk of extinction.
NASC is taking on the government, and they reached out to Animal Survival International for support. We agreed and are now reaching out to you. Please donate so that we can stop this horror once and for all!
There are simple and effective alternatives to the cruelty of snaring.
For example, fox and rabbit-proof fencing are animal friendly, safe and more effective at protecting livestock and crops. There is no reasonable argument to support the continued use of these torture devices. This is exactly what these in-depth reports will show the government.
We need your support if we are going to help protect millions of wild animals from torture and death. Please, donate now to support this very important cause.
Together, we have a chance to outlaw this horrific practice and secure a victory for the animals.