Written Answers - Wildlife Protection

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 743 No. 2

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  124.  Deputy Tom Fleming  Information on Tom Fleming  Zoom on Tom Fleming   asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht  Information on Jimmy Deenihan  Zoom on Jimmy Deenihan   if he will investigate the use of Larsen traps for the purpose of capturing birds in view of the incidents of misuse of these traps that have emerged recently in which acts of cruelty are reported in a number of incidents in County Kerry; and the action being prepared to address this issue. [29079/11]

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Deputy Jimmy Deenihan): Information on Jimmy Deenihan  Zoom on Jimmy Deenihan  My Department has responsibility for regulating the use of traps, snares and nets for catching wildlife. This is done in accordance with the provisions of the Wildlife Acts 1976 to 2010 and the Wildlife Act 1976 (Approved Traps, Snares and Nets) Regulations 2003. The use of Larsen Traps complies with the provisions of these regulations and is acceptable when carried out with due care.


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