The trap is not approved for trapping hedgehogs. We are confident that hedgehogs can be effectively and safely excluded from the Goodnature A24 trap when it is set according to manufacturer’s instructions and an excluder tunnel is (as required by law) used. We are also not aware of any evidence which suggests the A24 trap and excluder tunnels used with it have had any significant impact on hedgehog numbers since its approval.
The use of traps is an important tool in wildlife management, which benefits conservation and a range of economic activities from shooting and agriculture to forestry and eco-tourism. Approving new, more humane and selective trap designs benefits wildlife by improving the welfare of trapped animals and the safety of non-target species.