Hello and thank you for supporting our petition to ban stink pits.
Liz Ballard, Chief Executive of Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust submitted the petition with a covering letter to Michael Gove in December 2018. We received a reply from Defra on 2 January 2019.
Unfortunately the response only briefly mentions stink pits and refers more generally to the use of snares. Although the reply is disappointing, you have helped us to raise this important issue with the Government and increase public awareness, which we will continue to do wherever we identify suitable opportunities. We will also continue to monitor our local area for stink pits and snares through the Trust’s Our Moors campaign: https://www.wildsheffield.com/campaign/our-moors/
If you like to continue supporting us on this issue, please consider joining Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust: https://www.wildsheffield.com/join-us/
Thank you for your support.
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust