Wire Snaring is Wasteful
Wire snaring is a wasteful poaching technique. Despite the misconception that modern firearms have worsened poaching losses, snaring can kill far more animals. Wire is cheaper and more readily available than bullets. It is also more indiscriminate. Unlike a chance encounter, snares can block every trail, 24 hours. The poacher who sets the snare, unlike a firearm hunter, does not know when he has taken an animal or how many. Often poachers don’t even remember the location of their snares. Frequently, poachers only find skin and bones because vultures and predators have learned to find snared animals first.