This petition has been set up by ACT - Against Corvid Traps, this organistation are fighting to bring and end of the use of Larsen traps and multiple Corvid traps.
Background to larsen traps:
Although banned in their country of origin because they are viewed as inhumane, Larsen traps are still legal in the UK. It uses a live wild decoy bird to attract and trap crows, magpies, jays, jackdaws and rooks. The decoy bird suffers a most terrible existance. Close to the ground it is terrorised by predators, these intelligent birds see its fellow birds brutally killed in front of it. A number end up being found dead through neglect. Mostly used by gamekeepers.
Background to Multi Corvid Traps:
Multi traps, often called crow traps. These also come in the shape of Ladder traps and Cone or lobster pot traps. These traps are almost always used by gamekeepers to catch and kill crows but will often catch Raptors (birds of prey). Gamekeepers have historically been hostile to Raptors, and inevitably many of the trapped birds are killed. An example being in 2005 when two gamekeepers were convicted of killing a buzzard they found in their crow multi-trap.
Please Sign this petition!!
To the honourable, The Commons of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.
The humble petition of the citizens of the United Kingdom showeth:-
1) That the use of Larsen Traps and Multi Corvid Traps causes great suffering and distress and leaves the captive bird's at risk of negligent and inhumane treatment.
2) that the use of Larsen Traps and Multi Corvid Traps risks the capture of raptors (Birds of Prey), and with many of those setting such traps being hostile to these birds.
Wherefore your petitioners pray that your Honourable house will take all such measures as lie within your power.
1) To abolish Larsen Traps and Multiple Corvid Traps
2) To prevent any device which risks capture of birds of prey from being used by Gamekeepers.
And your petitioners, as in duty bound will ever pray etc.
We the undersigned, ask the Honourable, the Commons of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Parliament assembled, to ban the use of larsen Traps and Multiple Corvid traps in the Uk and Ireland.
Thank you for supporting this petition, with your help we aim to make these traps illegal to use and stop the suffering of corvids and other creatures that may be trapped in these barbaric traps.