HC Deb 04 December 1952 vol 508 cc1727-8
Mr. Peter Freeman

I wish to present a Petition protesting against the continued use of gin traps for the purpose of catching rabbits. This has been signed by about a quarter of a million people, beaded by the Chairman of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the present Father of the House the right hon. Member for Gower (Mr. Grenfell).

The Petition reads as follows: Your petitioners desire that the gin steel-toothed trap shall be outlawed immediately and that the control of rabbits and other animals must be effected by other existing cleaner and non-barbarous methods. Wherefore your petitioners pray your honourable House to take immediate action. And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray. Petition to lie upon the Table.