22 NOVEMBER 1930, Page 42

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sne,—May I express my

thanks to Major Van der Byl for his excellent letter in your issue of November 8th TT the terrible trapping of rabbits in Devon and Cornwall with the steel gin? My Society was instrumental in stopping this for some years in a village in Devon, by presenting a man known to be a good shot with a gun and cartridges. This man shot over three farms, taking his bag to the farmers, who sold the rabbits, and were quite willing to discard traps if an adequate amount of rabbits were brought them. This method of fighting the gin might surely be tried in other places and by other societies.

—I am, Sir, &c., VIOLET WOOD, Secretary. The Council of Justice to Animals and Humane Slaughter Association, 42 Old Bond Street, W. 1.