Prince Charles Under Fire From PETA for Using Cruel Snare Traps at Sandringham

 

Prince Charles Under Fire From PETA for Using Cruel Snare Traps at Sandringham

London – Following reports that a local dog suffered for hours – and could have died – after becoming entangled in a cruel snare trap on the Sandringham Estate last month, PETA rushed a letter (available here) to Prince Charles, who manages the estate, demanding that these hideous animal-maiming deceives be removed immediately.

“Snares can cause wildlife a painful death and are completely indiscriminate: dogs, cats, and protected species are also often victims of these barbaric devices,” says PETA Senior Campaigns Manager Kate Werner. “Prince Charles must remove these cruel contraptions from Sandringham immediately – it’s what the British public wants and what animals deserve.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that traps and snares are routinely set in game shooting areas in a crude attempt to catch predators who would steal eggs or kill the young pheasants the hunters wish to shoot. Snares can severely injure animals, who have been known to chew off their own legs in a desperate attempt to escape. These barbaric devices maim and kill animals indiscriminately – up to two-thirds of animals caught by snares are not the “intended” species. In fact, in December 2020, a protected owl was found dead in a trap on Sandringham Estate.

For information about humane wildlife management, please visit PETA.org.uk.

Contact:

Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327; [email protected]

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