(Required By All Volunteer Drivers)
WHY IS UKWT ASKING VOLUNTEER DRIVERS TO PURCHASE THESE SPECIFIC CONTAINERS?
At the moment, the law stipulates that ONLY wild animals/birds that are 'fit for travel' (not injured/poorly) should be transported anywhere.
We can however transport if it will minimise the suffering of a creature by getting it to medical care and that's where these containers come in...
During a journey, a wildlife casualty will be suffering (they will be poorly/injured) and they will be afraid. These containers are approved specifically for UKWT for their size, dimensions and placement of vents to ensure the best care for wildlife casualties during journeys. (There is a large and a small container for smaller/larger mammals/birds).
If we DO NOT use approved carriers and a casualty does any kind of harm to itself (even as a freak incident) we could be held accountable for having inflicted suffering on that wildlife casualty during transport, which would be an animal cruelty offence.
I would like to highlight that this is an absolutely worse case scenario but as I am asking 100s of Drivers to trust and volunteer for UK Wildlife Transporters, I have done all that I can to mitigate risk of any sort.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO REQUEST THAT THESE CONTAINERS BE DONATED TO YOU BY UKWT?
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW