Reader letter: Customer at Sainsbury’s in Crayford witnessed caged fox being shot by supermarket pest control
PUBLISHED: 22:11 18 June 2017 | UPDATED: 08:50 19 June 2017
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Sainsbury’s policies on the control of foxes and other so-called pests must be called into question.
A customer at their Crayford branch witnessed a trapped fox in a cage being shot by a pest controller employed by Sainsbury’s.
If this is not bad enough she was a lactating mother with young cubs!
These cubs were later seen wandering around hungry and confused looking for their mother destined to starve to death.
This is animal cruelty carried out by the pest controller and condoned by Sainsbury’s. Sainsbury’s was asked if they had heard of ‘Fox-a-gone’, a humane device to deter foxes, they replied ‘yes’ but it was policy to employ pest controllers at all their stores.
Even Defra doesn’t classify foxes as vermin,
So I ask any one who feels as I do about Sainsbury’s policy on this matter to contact Sainsbury’s customer services.