in the Netherlands
Dealing with raccoons
Every time raccoons pop up in the news, articles and opinions tumble over each other on how we in the Netherlands should deal with the raccoon. Raccoons are an invasive exotic species that does not belong in Dutch nature. That is why the European Union wants to remove all invasive exotic species from nature.
AAP advocates taking in as many raccoons as possible, as long as we are dealing with manageable, isolated populations. At AAP, raccoons are sterilized and socialized and then we look for a suitable place (usually zoos) where they can live permanently.