Some very interesting letters in The Guardian Newspaper recently about mole catching. www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/10/spare-a-thought-for-the-poor-old-mole

Firstly, we would like to assure our customers that our trap is one of the most humane on the market as our strong spring mechanism ensures that there is a clean, swift kill every time and therefore the mole does not suffer. The so called ‘humane’ traps which capture the mole live cause much more suffering as the mole is often left trapped for long periods of time causing huge distress and often a prolonged death.

We also were very interested to hear about the fact that until recently mole catchers sold mole skins to plumbers who used them to wipe and shape the hot lead on pipe repairs, thus producing a velvet finish to their work. Never heard of this before!