Not only are traps cruel, they are also completely indiscriminate. Every year, dogs, cats, birds, and other animals—including endangered species—are "accidentally" crippled or killed by traps placed in public areas across the country.
The only way to prevent animal companions and other unintended victims from wandering into these horrific traps is for the U.S. to follow the lead of 88 other countries and ban the use of steel-jaw traps once and for all. As long as steel-jaw traps and other body-gripping devices are available to trappers, animals will continue to suffer and die in them.Please help us be a humane county and let our ELECTED officials know how we feel about this. There are newer and more humane ways to solve this problem. Let's focus on HUMANE and NON-LETHAL methods.