Demand the Welsh Government bans cruel fur trapping

  • by: Respect for Animals
  • recipient: Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Did you see the sickening story on the BBC? (

The Hunt Investigation Team has exposed a fur trapper- described as 'the last fur trapper in Britain'- who kills hundreds of foxes a year for their fur in a Welsh National Park.

The foxes are caught with snares, left struggling for HOURS and video footage shows the trapper bludgeoning a stricken fox with a bat before dragging the wounded animal into the open where he crushes the fox's ribcage in the cruellest fashion (to protect the fur quality).

The foxes are then taken to his home to be skinned and the fur pelts sold abroad.

It is unacceptable for the fur trapper to inflict such cruelty on animals without threat of prosecution.

The Welsh Government's Code of Practice On The Use Of Snares makes it clear that: "It is an offence to cause unnecessary suffering to an animal under their control (this applies to animals whilst held in snares and the means by which they are killed)."

This MUST be strengthened to ensure that fur trapping in Wales is a clear punishable offence.

  • See more about this vital investigation by HIT here:
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