Well I bought this humane trap because I didn't want my partner to set a trap which would kill the mole.
The product provides instructions how to use the trap but what it doesn't do is tell you what to do afterwards. Within 24 hours we had caught a mole and, thinking we were doing the right thing, we released the mole in a nearby field. I went back to check the site later on that day only to find a dead mole. I later went online and found The Guild of British Molecatcher's website. It had the following things to say about a live trap;
The Guild believes that Live Traps should be withdrawn from public sale and supply under the un-necessary stress that these traps may cause in their use.
Any captured mole would be subjected to dehydration and stress - followed by possible starvation from any prolonged period of time encased in the tight cylindrical shape.
The capture of a live mole would be with the intent to release at another location, which could also produce the mole further distress from the inability of the release point to provide adequate supply of natural available food.
The enormous work required to complete this task, if the mole had been released into an environment that has the required amount of food accessible to survive, could still result in the death of the mole due to tiredness from the ordeal. Death would obviously occur faster if inadequate food was available.
The territorial instincts of moles and the aggression they show to another of the same species would if a live captured mole was to be freed into a location of an existing mole, result in conflict. The captured mole would if suffering the effects of capture, be met with hostility that could cause further injury.
As an animal lover I naturally wanted to do the right thing, however it seems that this live trap possibly isn't and I wanted others who are considering this product to read the above information.