Anyone found guilty of setting a gin trap
faces a maximum PS20,000 fine and/or six months in prison.
The Lisburn cat lover angrily hit out at the poachers who left the gin trap
in an area close to where youngsters live.
A TABBY cat lost one of its nine lives after it was snared by an illegal gin trap
in Mid Wales.
are designed to trap the animal's leg with a spring like mechanism so the animal cannot escape.
She said, ``People need to realise that items such as gin traps
can cause serious injuries to all kinds of animals.
I was probably no more than five, and I was with Wat on his early-morning round of the gin traps
and snares - the normal start to the day for every hill-farmer 50 years ago.