Inspection of traps
Section 10 of the Protection of Animals Act 1911 places a duty upon any person setting a spring trap to catch a rabbit or a hare to inspect the trap at least once a day between sunrise and sunset. Failure to do so is a summary offence punishable by a £200 fine (level 1).
See the Protection of Animals Act 1911.
Your wasting your breath Axe me old mate........I have already pointed this out to the pen pushing barrack room lawyer.........but he knows best....! I'll have a bet, a pound to a pinch of shit, he wouldn't know a the difference between a Fenn trap and a mouse trap, and has never set either. He can show me no legislation that says a cage trap has to be inspected daily or even when shown the law regarding the inspection of spring traps.......he still denies it. Be very wary of people that cannot back up there claims with hard facts.......And he gets paid for his advice.....ffs...lol..!
Even though I said I was leaving this topic (as you also did!) I feel I should defend myself here.
I'm not as you put it 'a pen pushing barrack room lawyer', far from it in fact. I do however often work alongside lawyers and other legal professionals when called upon to give evidence and opinion on matters regarding trapping, pest control and other related subjects. My opinion and judgement has actually helped to save several fellow trappers and pest controllers from criminal charges. I've been deemed competent to do this work by people in the very highest positions in their respective fields, from both legal and pest control backgrounds. I'm sure these people would also strongly disagree with you on your claim that I wouldn't know the difference between a Fenn trap and a Mouse trap. I'm in this position because I've been able to demonstrate my ability and competence over very many years.
As has been hinted at by others on here, things will be changing in the very near future, and all who partake in trapping (which may or may not include yourself) just may at some time have to convince either myself or colleagues of their individual competence and knowledge before being legally allowed to carry on.
Now I really am leaving this topic because (and it's clear you like an old saying or two) 'You can lead a Horse to water but you can't make him drink'.....
And I'm off to York to kill a Scotsman with a bow and arrow. Because that's another one of the many existing laws you could trawl up and quote, yet mean nothing in practice!.....Wake up and enter the 21st century!!
You would do well to remember that fieldsports and pest control is under enough pressure as it is, without people like you attempting to discredit others who are clearly acting within the laws, have the highest regard for the welfare of the animals they control, are constantly looking to improve and move forward, and are actively working to ensure that we and the sportsmen of tomorrow can continue in our chosen fields.
I have been involved in trapping and pest control for over 40 years, run my own pest control company, and train delegates in all aspects of Rural pest control including legislation. Unlike you, i am open with my credentials and don't go hiding behind assumptions. I am well aware of the law regarding traps and trapping and abide by them at all times I have probably forgotten more about setting traps than you will ever know, and unfortunately the way things are going i can well see the day when i will have to demonstrate my ability to some numpty like yourself to be able to continue doing something you have very little knowledge of.
involved in trapping and pest control for over 40 years - You must be around the same age as me then. Your writings and attitude had led me to assume (my only assumption by the way) you were in your mid to late teens.
train delegates in all aspects of Rural pest control including legislation - Something else we have in common, though probably with very differing general outcomes.
forgotten more about setting traps than you will ever know - You may have forgotten a lot of things, but I doubt you very much on that point. And I won't claim that I'm better than you, as I'm not sure whether or not I've seen your work first hand, and I prefer to base all of my judgements and opinions on personal experience .
open with my credentials and don't go hiding behind assumptions - My credentials are there for those that matter. My professional life brings me into contact with many people who strongly disagree with my partaking in and working to protect legal fieldsports and those who partake in them, both professional and amateur. Some of these individuals and groups would go to any lengths to further their 'cause'. There are also those 'fellow sportsmen', some like yourself who try to discredit and knock others (maybe you simply feel inferior in some way?), and those with no regard for either the law nor animal welfare, I've no time for those sorts, and work as strongly against them as I do to protect the interests of the true sportsmen. Though I have always been willing to personally stand my ground with anyone, I have family so I prefer to choose who has the power to learn certain details about me.
Now goodbye, and please could you put your claimed interests in trapping/pest control to better use?