HC Deb 05 November 1934 vol 293 cc665-6W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in the light of subsequent experience and under existing conditions, his Department has seen any reason to modify its recommendation, in Miscellaneous Publication No. 22 of 1918, page 34, of the gin, or steel trap, as the best means of maintaining a plentiful stock of rabbits?


The publication in question is no longer in circulation. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of an advisory leaflet issued by the Ministry as regards the prevention of cruelty to animals, from which he will see that the spring trap is described as an exceedingly unsatisfactory and undesirable means of catching ground game, and in the Ministry's opinion should not be used.

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