Response from DEFRA regarding the use of Goodnature A24 trap

Following the a proposal that yet another trap was to be brought to Britain to kill unwanted species regarded as vermin by the shooting industry, we have attached below the response from DEFRA about this new device and its potential use. Their response is below

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Red squirrels in Scotland are facing a threat from leprosy. Has this something to do with a lack of natural predators?

Scotland’s red squirrels, already in decline are now facing a new threat from a form of leprosy, according to scientists in Edinburgh.

Red squirrels in Scotland are being killed by a form of leprosy that makes them lose their fur and die after causing painful swelling to their noses, ears and feet. The new […]