P-05-1026 Petition to ban the snaring of wildlife for use in the fur trade



P-05-1026 Petition to ban the snaring of wildlife for use in the fur trade


This petition was submitted by National Anti Snaring Campaign having collected a total of 2,481 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

While fur farming was banned in the UK in 2000, fur trapping is still legal for certain wild animals such as foxes, rabbits and mink.


We are campaigning to close this loophole to prevent more animals suffering in these barbaric traps, being killed inhumanely and skinned for their pelts.


We request that all snaring of wild animals for use in the fur trade be abolished and for this law to be upheld by the appropriate authorities and monitored closely.


Additional Information:

This petition has been created in reference to the recent incident which has come to light of a Welsh fur trapper blatantly and deliberately snaring foxes, beating them to death and skinning them in order to sell their pelts in the foreign fur trade.





This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 09/02/2021.


The Committee considered the correspondence received and in light of the Welsh Government’s intention to introduce a White Paper for an Agriculture Bill during the next Senedd term, agreed there were no further actions it could undertake ahead of the 2021 Senedd elections. The Committee agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 13/10/2020.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Clwyd South
  • North Wales


Further information






Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 05/10/2020