J Appl Anim Welf Sci 2017 Apr-Jun;20(2):198-203. Epub 2017 Feb 16.
b Retired Problem Wildlife Specialist , Alberta Agriculture, Rocky Mountain House , Alberta , Canada.
According to the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS), which was signed by the European Community, Canada, and Russia in 1997, killing devices used for the capture of canids and other fur-bearing nonhuman animals should render an animal irreversibly unconscious within 300 s. However, killing neck snares are not included in the agreement. In this commentary, a parallel is drawn between injuries caused by steel-jawed leghold traps, which have been banned by the AIHTS signatory countries, and killing neck snares to demonstrate that these snares should also be included in international humane trapping standards (i. Read More