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Larsen traps removed from Mr Middleton website
19 October 2011

ICABS has welcomed the removal of cruel Larsen traps from the website of Dublin garden shop, Mr Middleton. The suffering caused to trapped birds was highlighted to the store as part of an ICABS appeal.

Thank you to everyone who supported our action alert.

You can find Mr Middleton at 58 Mary Street, Dublin 1 or check out their website at

Ask Mr Middleton to stop selling cruel traps
27 September 2011

Join us in asking Dublin garden shop, Mr Middleton, to stop selling Larsen traps. These bird traps have been condemned by the RSPCA as "inherently cruel".

Designed in Denmark in the 1950s, Larsen traps are now banned there due to the suffering caused. They use a permanently trapped bird to lure in other birds. They fly down on to the trap, fall through a collapsing platform and find themselves trapped too.

Before being brutally strangled to death, the birds will be overcome with the fear and stress of confinement. Some will suffer thirst, hunger and starvation while others will sustain broken beaks and cut heads from futile attempts to smash their way to freedom.

Find out more about our Ban cruel Larsen traps campaign.


Appeal to Mr Middleton to show compassion and stop selling cruel Larsen traps.

Action Alert Now Ended. Thank you to everyone who responded.

You can join us in welcoming the removal of Larsen traps by sending a message to

A doomed crow in a Larsen trap. Please join our campaign to secure a ban on these cruel traps. (Photo: Against Corvid Traps)

Video: Magpie caught in cruel Larsen trap


Join us in calling on the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs to urgently introduce a ban on Larsen traps.

Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
23 Kildare Street
Dublin 2

[with a copy to - An Taoiseach]
Tel: (01) 631 3802
Fax: (01) 661 1201

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