Bolton Ferret Welfare

Working Ferrets - Thumbing and Legging

The following photographs are taken from "The Complete Book of Ferrets" by Porter & Brown and appear by kind permission of the publishers:-

Setting purse nets
Humanely dispatching the catch
Paunching
Skinning & Jointing

Thumbing

(above) Thumbing: use your thumb to express the dead rabbit's urine.

Legging 1.

(above) Legging 1: Make a slit in one hind leg between the tendon and bone.

Legging 2

(above) Legging 2: Then push the other hind foot through the slit and nick it above the heel to secure it.

Legging 3

(above & below) Legging 3 & 4: Hang rabbits on a pole for easier carrying.

Legging 4

Setting purse nets | Humanely dispatching the catch | Paunching | Skinning & Jointing

Working Ferrets
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