Stop Bludgeoning Foxes to Death for Their Fur

Target: Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Goal: Criminalize the killing of trapped foxes for the fur trade.

A man in rural Wales runs a one-man pelt operation, killing hundreds of wild foxes each year. Although pelt farms are considered so cruel that they are outlawed in Britain, a legal loophole allows wildlife hunters to snare foxes and kill them to sell their pelts. David Sneade takes advantage of that loophole, selling furs to Sweden and the United States. He clubs snared foxes to death, dismembers the bodies, stretches the skin on racks, and then posts about his process on Facebook.

Members of the public have seen Sneade in the act of killing the foxes and describe the scene of him battering the animals to death as “incredibly disturbing” and traumatic. Sneade kills about 300 foxes a year and has told reporters that he feels what he does is less cruel than the dangers a fox might encounter in the natural world. This analysis comes from a man who uses the foxes’ own brain fluid to treat the pelts and leaves the skinned bodies of the dead animals out in the open for birds to feed. One witness who has seen Snead killing foxes said, “The way the fox was handled was disgusting and incredibly disturbing.”

Sneade openly posts photos on Facebook of the furs and skins of animals he has trapped and killed in the Pembrokeshire coast national park. He operates with the knowledge that setting snares is legal in the UK as long as the snares themselves are not designed to kill the animal. When Sneade catches a fox in a snare, he then bludgeons the animal to death because a quicker killing by gunshot would ruin the pelt.

Sign this petition to urge the United Kingdom to ban non-lethal animal snares.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Johnson,

Farms that raise and kill animals for their pelts are considered so barbaric that the United Kingdom has banned the practice. However, a legal loophole that allows hunters to set snares as long as the snares are not designed to kill allows people to continue to trap and kill wildlife for their pelts. David Sneade does just that, killing about 300 foxes a year with a wooden bat.

This killing is brutal and unnecessary. It is violent and traumatizing for the animal and it also allows humans to disrupt the natural food web that exists in the wild. I urge you to outlaw the use of snares in Britain and put an end to this loophole in the fur trade.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: David Sneade

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92 Comments

  1. Janet Garraghan says:

    It is an utter abomination that this is allowed to happen in the UK in 2020! We do NOT need fur to survive! The law must be tightened and this evil, ignorant degenerate must be stopped! This is heartbreaking and soul destroying! I despair of the human race, I truly do! I’m a UK citizen living in the UK and I’m desperately unhappy to find this is happening here! He’s a cruel, blood-thirsty monster! Surely the authorities here can see that! They need to stand up to animal neglect, abuse, torture and murder! Do your jobs! Stop being cowards! Stop turning your backs! Anyone in authority who does so is complicit in this vile activity!

  2. There is no excuse for doing this to animals!

  3. Beat the shit out of him!

  4. This is so backward in this day and age. Who are the stupid people that want fur. How does the old saying to “Ten dumb animals to make it and one extremely dumb animal to wear it”

  5. Raynesha McGhee-Reed says:

    Destroy this No Good prick 4 such horrific animal cruelty!!!!

  6. MURDERING 300 FOXES PER YEAR -YET THE BLOOD MONEY DO NO LAST HIM–MAY THE PAINS AND SUFFERING OF THESE PRECIOUS FALL 10,000 TIMES ON THIS DEMON AND HE HAVE NO PEACE–HAUNTED DAYS AND NIGHTS FROM THE POOR SOULS OF THESE FOXES…TORMENT HIM FOREVER AND FOREVER TILL HELL .

  7. I hate the human race. Such intentional torture and cruelty needs to be punished in the exact way they inflicted pain upon the innocent. These types of scumbags do not deserve to exist.

  8. THIS IS SO CRUEL AND HEARTLESS AND DISGUSTING AND UNNECESSARY!! THESE ARE SOCIAL ANIMALS THAT HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO LIVE! THIS IS HORRIBLY CRUEL AND HEARTLESS. HOW COULD PEOPLE DO THIS TO ANIMALS – IT IS JUST UNCONSCIONABLE AND UNACCEPTABLE.

  9. Bonnie Peragallo says:

    Disgusting and wrong!!
    Stop the cruelty!!

  10. Mildred Baker says:

    This is sickening. The president should make it a law that should stop it.

  11. María Brown says:

    My question is who buys the furs? Are there still people out there that wear animal fur ?????

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