Schedule 3 - Hunting with dogs: prohibition

Part of Hunting Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 25th January 2001.

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Photo of Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle 10:45 am, 25th January 2001

On the question of mink trapping, is my hon. Friend not contradicted by page 105 of the Burns report? The document states:

Mink do not appear to be particularly trap-shy and trapping can therefore be a relatively efficient means of control provided that the trap is well placed.

It also states:

There are no firm data on the numbers of mink killed by trapping but research shows that intensive trapping in an area can remove most of the local population.