VAWM Position Statement on Mole-Catching, January 2023

The VAWM has issued its first position statement on mole-catching.  This has been prompted by a request for its advice, and follows a review of relevant legislation, and an investigation of current practice.  The VAWM believes it is unsatisfactory that moles are excluded from legislation which protects other species, and calls on the Government to consult on rectifying this.  It also calls for an immediate statutory obligation for mole catchers to check their traps at intervals of not more than 25 hours.

The full statement can be found here.