Friday, 25 November 2011
Horrific animal traps discovered - and disabled on Bleaklow
Enjoying a nice walk up in the wilds on Bleaklow hill, or is it a mountain? I come across these vile devices, note the remains of a dead Mountain Hare found near one of these instruments of suffering and death.
I have come across the vicious spring traps many times, when disabling these devices never ever put your finger near because the ferocity with which they close has to be seen to believed. The easiest and safest way to disable these is be prodding with a stick or by flicking a stone onto the pressure plate.
The snares are something new to this area as far as I know. I have been onto Bleaklow many times and this is the first time I have come across snares. Snares are a particularly nasty item in the armoury of animal tormentors. A hare, fox or badger trapped in one of these snares would likely spend days in agony starving or freezing to death before its suffering was over. To see the horrendous suffering caused to animals by snares click here.
These devices, usually set by gamekeepers are designed to keep the heather moorland free from animals which may disturb the breeding of grouse. This is no humanitarian gesture by the agents of suffering as their only interest in the welfare of the grouse is that they want lots to thrive in the area so they can be shot.
Any signed up member of the human race who discovers any devices like has a moral obligation to disable it in the hope of preventing unnecessary suffering.