"You have made me just now a painful reproach, monsieur," continued the king; "you said that one of my emissaries had been to Newcastle to lay a snare for you, and that, parenthetically, cannot be understood by M.
"There is nothing ill in it, sir," said the king, "except that the general accuses me of having laid a snare for him, which is not the case.
The most common method used by illegal hunters is the use of snares
; they typically comprise of a noose attached to woody vegetation and placed where animals are likely to pass such as along wildlife trails, close to water sources, in gaps in fences of thorn bush or along migratory routes.
Dr Xavier said that between 2013 and last year, more than 1,000 snare
operations were carried out nationwide that led to the destruction of more than 3,500 snares
Wildlife and biodiversity conservation groups have called for an end to the use of snares
to kill wild animals.
are sadly legal to use to catch certain species, but it is illegal to set snares
for some animals including badgers, deer and birds.
are generally tied to a bamboo pole, the loop hidden on the ground among leaves, rigged up to a twig which acts as a trigger once it is stepped on.
But, says Dr Noheli: "If the snares
weren't being cleared, we would see more gorillas trapped and hurt."
Gorilla expect Ian Redmond meets Reformed poacher Felicien Kabatsi who recently stopped laying snares
in the Volcanoes National Park
A spokeswoman for the RSPCA, said: "The RSPCA is opposed to the manufacture, sale and use of all snares
and any traps which cause suffering.
SEVERAL cats were injured after being caught in snares
in the same area of Runcorn.