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star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trapping remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2016 to Question 44687, on trapping, which animal welfare experts were consulted on trap designs and the decision to delay implementation; and for what reason the DOC trap does not meet the Agreement on International Humane Trapping standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 47332 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-12more like thismore than 2016-10-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government uses the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s National Wildlife Management Centre for advice on trap humaneness.</p><p> </p><p>Of the species currently covered by the Agreement on International Humane Trapping standards (AIHTS), the stoat is the only species regularly and widely trapped in the UK using spring-traps.</p><p> </p><p>When we implement the AIHTS for stoat, the most widely used spring-trap (Fenn type) will no longer be approved for use against stoats. To address this issue, Defra aims to implement the AIHTS as soon as is practically possible, but to use a permitted transition provision to allow delayed implementation of the agreement for stoats whilst a suitable compliant design is identified.</p><p> </p><p>The Fenn type trap is a run-through trap designed to trap animals as they travel through their usual pathways across the landscape.</p><p>The DOC trap meets the required standards but it is only permitted for use as a blind end baited trap. A significant disadvantage of baited traps, such as the DOC, is that stoats will avoid entering baited traps when there is an abundance of preferred food available. These conditions coincide with peak trapping effort to protect game birds and other ground nesting species.</p><p> </p><p>This has led the Government to conclude that the DOC is not a suitable alternative to the Fenn type trap.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2016-10-12T15:30:31.42Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-12T15:30:31.42Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1491
unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trapping remove filter
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the Government did not meet the deadline for implementing the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards; who the Government consulted on its decision to delay that implementation; and whether the Government requested permission from the EU to extend that deadline. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East remove filter
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 44687 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS) applies to a limited number of species in the UK (stoat, badger, otter, beaver and pine marten).</p><p> </p><p>Of these, the stoat is the only species for which lethal traps are used in the UK. Defra has been working with trap testing facilities to test the humaneness of spring trap designs that can replace traps currently in use. Testing to date has not identified a suitable alternative design that meets AIHTS standards.</p><p> </p><p>Defra aims to implement the AIHTS as soon as is practically possible, but to use a permitted transition provision to allow delayed implementation of the agreement for stoats whilst a suitable compliant design is identified.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T15:24:16.407Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T15:24:16.407Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1491
unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this