Elka Dineva
Elka Dineva

Stop violence against animals.

Logan Waller
Logan Waller
  • Elka Dineva

Then how would we able to eat meat? We can't talk them to death or reason with them in order to die so that we can have a cheese burger. We use violence to kill them in order to eat their flesh. It's only natural.

Michelle Powell
Michelle Powell
  • Elka Dineva

Lisa, have you ever eaten any kind of meat? Those steaks, porkchops, chicken breasts and drumsticks didn't grow in those little white packages you find in your local grocery store. Did you learn anything in school about how Native Americans and the first settlers of the US had to hunt to eat? Oh, and how about before the Native Americans and settlers? Let's go back to biblical times....And during any of these times, do you think that everyone looked at an animal and said 'Mr. Cow, will you...

Lisa, have you ever eaten any kind of meat? Those steaks, porkchops, chicken breasts and drumsticks didn't grow in those little white packages you find in your local grocery store. Did you learn anything in school about how Native Americans and the first settlers of the US had to hunt to eat? Oh, and how about before the Native Americans and settlers? Let's go back to biblical times....And during any of these times, do you think that everyone looked at an animal and said 'Mr. Cow, will you drop dead please so that my family can eat and so I can use your hide to keep my family warm? Um, maybe you should get back into your history books before you tell someone to shove a cheeseburger up their ass.

Christopher Cattus
Christopher Cattus
  • Elka Dineva

Wow Michelle! So wonderful to be transported back to settler times. There was I, thinking we'd developed synthetic fibres and protein substitutes. Thanks for pointing out so clearly how dependent we still are on our animals for food and clothing.

Does Lisa truly deserve your mockery for having strongly held views on vegetarianism and animal welfare? Your own viewpoint lacks credibility when held up against American Humane Society standards for the farming of animals for supplying meat to...

Wow Michelle! So wonderful to be transported back to settler times. There was I, thinking we'd developed synthetic fibres and protein substitutes. Thanks for pointing out so clearly how dependent we still are on our animals for food and clothing.

Does Lisa truly deserve your mockery for having strongly held views on vegetarianism and animal welfare? Your own viewpoint lacks credibility when held up against American Humane Society standards for the farming of animals for supplying meat to the human food chain. Assuming that your grocery store meat products are the result of trapping wild animals displays a worrying naivete,or simple ignorance. Perhaps it's just malice born of a misplaced sense of superiority?

Tom McMahon
Tom McMahon
  • Elka Dineva

Anyone who signs this petition should also never eat any fast food because those animals aren't exactly treated like royalty before they're slaughtered either. With chickens half the time they're housed in their own filth in cages. But this petition is flawed in its lack of clarification on the issue, to quote someone who posted earlier..
"This petition is seriously flawed. You do not mention the difference between LIVE TRAPS and LEG HOLD TRAPS. This petition if followed as written would...

Anyone who signs this petition should also never eat any fast food because those animals aren't exactly treated like royalty before they're slaughtered either. With chickens half the time they're housed in their own filth in cages. But this petition is flawed in its lack of clarification on the issue, to quote someone who posted earlier..
"This petition is seriously flawed. You do not mention the difference between LIVE TRAPS and LEG HOLD TRAPS. This petition if followed as written would eliminate the use of live trapping of wild animals that need to be caught alive and relocated. Live traps are used to catch feral cats. If ALL traps were eliminated, all sorts of uses for live traps would be illegal and thus many animals would have to be put down because they could not be legally trapped alive to be relocated. This is what happens when petitions are not thoroughly researched or the ideas really understood. This kind of petition is thus worthless because the author did not do the research and really understand that SOME traps are quite positive in their use! It is not smart to simply run out and put up a petition when you do not really know the background on the issue."

Ina Henderson
Ina Henderson
  • Elka Dineva

Logan Waller u dont simple nuff, maybe not 4 some expect.

Michael Dohnalek
Michael Dohnalek
  • Elka Dineva

The aboriginal people always gave thanks to the animals they ate and asked for forgiveness. But it's better not to eat critters,all of the even fish !

Tharn Coultas
Tharn Coultas
  • Elka Dineva

Violence isn't natural? Have you ever seen a cat eat a mouse? How about a lion eating a gazelle? They're extremely violent, and tear the carcass to pieces. Cats play with mice before they eat them, then they only eat the front half, and leave the back to rot.

Angela Walters
Angela Walters
  • Elka Dineva

Easy Logan, simple answer, we do not need to eat meat. Scientific fact that we can get all we need by paying attention to what we eat and that doesn't HAVE TO include other living, sentient beings. We eat meat now in this day in age because we enjoy the taste, even though we have abused this privilege. I am vegetarian, why don't you try it? You may be healthier for it.

Angela Walters
Angela Walters
  • Elka Dineva

Michelle Powell, I would say the same thing to you as I said to Logan Waller. Everyone has a good idea of how animals get to our plates. That is not the issue here and is in no way a good analogy and justification for trapping. I don't care if Jesus, God or the Queen of England hunts and eats meat, it doesn't make it necessary or right in today's world just because we can do it and we like the taste of animal flesh. Vegan or vegetarian is really the way of the future and what needs to...

Michelle Powell, I would say the same thing to you as I said to Logan Waller. Everyone has a good idea of how animals get to our plates. That is not the issue here and is in no way a good analogy and justification for trapping. I don't care if Jesus, God or the Queen of England hunts and eats meat, it doesn't make it necessary or right in today's world just because we can do it and we like the taste of animal flesh. Vegan or vegetarian is really the way of the future and what needs to happen on this earth for the good of all. When I say all I mean humans and animals. Read up on factory farming, effects of raising and slaughtering animals for human consumption, health effects of consuming animal based diets versus a plant based diet, etc. Then give me a truly justifiable reason for humans to continue down this road.

Eric Ekstrom
Eric Ekstrom
  • Elka Dineva

God doesn't eat meat.

Sean Hanson
Sean Hanson

I sign a lot of petitions in favor of animal rights, many of them here on causes, but this is not one that I can get behind. This is essentially banning hunting, which I can not support. Many animals suffer when killed by any means of hunting, but many people feed their families by hunting in any form. And many people (2% of over 311 million is a lot of people) depend on trapping as their livelihoods as well. Would you like to employ an ex-trapper at your business? Now, banning hunting for sport...that's a petition I could sign.

Vivienne Avery
Vivienne Avery
  • Sean Hanson

I agree with what you say to a certain extent. To feed families but not for animals skins BUT it could be done in a more humane way surely. These animals must endure sheer agony

Virginia J. Ciccotto
Virginia J. Ciccotto
  • Sean Hanson

This is inhumane, no matter what you label it!

Toni Caprari
Toni Caprari
  • Sean Hanson

@ Sean Hanson. Trapping is not hunting. Trappers trade in pelts. A hunter stalks his prey & ensures a quick kill. Neither "occupation" is relevant in this day & age. Numerous animals eg chickens can be raised to satisfy food demand.

Keith Searles
Keith Searles
  • Sean Hanson

That all kind of depends on where you live. Here in Alaska, hunting and trapping are still very relevant. The warmest winter hat I have is made of seal and beaver. When it's 50 below it's on my head. And so are my beaver mitts. Most people I know in bush Alaska can't afford to feed their families meat raised in CFOs (Confined Feeding Operations). If they could even get it. For us, it's moose and caribou or nothing. It would cost more to raise a chicken in the bush than it would cost you to...

That all kind of depends on where you live. Here in Alaska, hunting and trapping are still very relevant. The warmest winter hat I have is made of seal and beaver. When it's 50 below it's on my head. And so are my beaver mitts. Most people I know in bush Alaska can't afford to feed their families meat raised in CFOs (Confined Feeding Operations). If they could even get it. For us, it's moose and caribou or nothing. It would cost more to raise a chicken in the bush than it would cost you to buy it in the store. Not to mention they don't lay during the winter and their coop has to be artificially lit and heated. Tough to do when you don't electricity and heat with wood. Alaska is not Florida. If you don't like trapping, get your state to outlaw it. A one size fits all federal law doesn't fit Alaskans.

Crystal Hine
Crystal Hine
  • Sean Hanson

Noone is going to eat this animal, this is a baby raccoon. This was a mistake trap, or a fur only initiave. Traps are mainly in the southern states for fur. The animal is not eatable after a few hours. So traping is inhumane. Period.

Logan Waller
Logan Waller
  • Sean Hanson

What's wrong with being a fur trader? Wouldn't you say it's a smart management or resources instead of just killing it the meat? To not use all of the animal is a waste. How are we supposed to get leather for our clothing? I think being a fur trader is a good trade personally because it teaches self reliance and to not be wasteful.

Michelle Powell
Michelle Powell
  • Sean Hanson

Toni Caprari: obviously you have never been involved in trapping. It is similar to hunting, you have to track where the animals habitat is, where their normal 'paths' are, and set traps in locations where you feel they will travel. You cannot bait the traps in most cases, and you have to be somewhat skilled in disguising the trap (covered with surrounding vegetation) so that the animal does not see or smell the trap and walk around it. With hunting, you have to track the animal, learn where...

Toni Caprari: obviously you have never been involved in trapping. It is similar to hunting, you have to track where the animals habitat is, where their normal 'paths' are, and set traps in locations where you feel they will travel. You cannot bait the traps in most cases, and you have to be somewhat skilled in disguising the trap (covered with surrounding vegetation) so that the animal does not see or smell the trap and walk around it. With hunting, you have to track the animal, learn where it's normal paths are and then try to sneak into those areas so that you can shoot the animal while disguising your scent so that you don't scare it off. It's a management of resources as well. F&G has reporting methods in use to find how many of any particular species is being caught. I live in Idaho, and there are still a lot of trappers around.

Roseann Ricciardi
Roseann Ricciardi
  • Sean Hanson

Makes, no sence, these animals,are being tortured

Robert Kneeland
Robert Kneeland
  • Sean Hanson

I'm glad someone mentioned the other side of this issue here.

Susan Dumas
Susan Dumas
  • Sean Hanson

@Sean Hanson--Its not about hunting-- which I am personally against, but where, at least, the hunter shoots to kill. It is NOT "hunting" to lay a trap for any poor creature who may be caught in it and suffer unbearably for a very long time. I don't know if you have ever had a pet dog? Would you want him caught in a trap like that? It is downright wicked to cause such suffering. And are you serious about people trapping for food? Did you know this is 2013 not 1813 !

Paul Adams
Paul Adams

Help put a stop to this, there is no need this day and age for this practice to go on. I would like to trap them and let them stay in it for the night or so, then see what they might think of it then. These idiots that do this are a joke they really need to get a life and find something else to do with there spare time!

Dennis Davis
Dennis Davis
  • Paul Adams

you need to ban that dope you are on

Lesley Turnbull
Lesley Turnbull
  • Paul Adams

I would like to put every trapper in the same position for just 24 hours myself. They would stp then I am sure!

Dennis Temple
Dennis Temple
  • Paul Adams

Sounds like you are a dope

Bruce Perry
Bruce Perry
  • Paul Adams

Hey Dennis yer mom is waiting for you in the pig sty. This time, please refrain from breeding tho. The world is populated with enough trash like you.

Kate Louder Bannon
Kate Louder Bannon
  • Paul Adams

Don't like what you read? Turn it into a personal attack! Shows far more intelligence than a thoughtful answer.

Caroline Satterfield
Caroline Satterfield
  • Paul Adams

Oh, grow up! Davis' and Temple's snide little remarks do nothing to solve the issues of trapping. Do I need to call you two a whaaaambulance? This is the first time I've ever looked at remarks on issues I feel strongly about. If you don't have anything positive to add, then go where you are wanted -- on pro-trapping sites.

Lesley Jolly
Lesley Jolly
  • Paul Adams

Dennis I think you might have had to much trauma to the head if you were in the war, you certainly have no heart and no soul either!! Wheres your compassion or dont you have any?

Sunny Day
Sunny Day
  • Paul Adams

Right back atcha brother Dennis - watch what you say and do - it comes around

Robin Vore
Robin Vore
  • Paul Adams

Dennis Davis - YOUR AN ASS!! WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU ? DO YOU HATE ANIMALS THAT MUCH THAT YOU DON'T SEE A PROBLEM WITH THIS KIND OF TORTURE AND LONG PAINFUL DEATH??? SOMETIMES THE MORONS THAT USE THESE INHUMANE TRAPS ONLY CHECK THEM ONCE A WEEK SO WHATEVER ANIMAL HAPPENS TO GET CAUGHT IN IT STARVES OR DIES DUE TO NOT BEING ABLE TO GET ANY WATER. THESE DEVICES AREN'T INTENDED TO CAUSE INSTANT DEATH THEY ARE INTENDED TO TORTURE. MAYBE YOU NEED TO STICK YOUR BALLS IN ONE TO SEE HOW IT FELLS!!!

Dennis Soron
Dennis Soron
  • Paul Adams

your a ass

Jon Wolff
Jon Wolff

Many people in this world live on the edge of survival and don't have the welfare state to fall back on. They don't have the option of going to the neighborhood grocery store to get food to feed their families. If you had to choose between trapping an animal or seeing your children starve, you would trap. Also, many others raise their own animals for food. How do you stop marauding predators from wiping out your entire flock of chickens or ducks when they sneak in at night and you can't see...

Many people in this world live on the edge of survival and don't have the welfare state to fall back on. They don't have the option of going to the neighborhood grocery store to get food to feed their families. If you had to choose between trapping an animal or seeing your children starve, you would trap. Also, many others raise their own animals for food. How do you stop marauding predators from wiping out your entire flock of chickens or ducks when they sneak in at night and you can't see them? A single raccoon, opossum, fox, coyote, or weasel can do a lot of damage by themselves, but then they come back with their extended family, and suddenly your family's food for the coming year is wiped out! That was your livelihood and food, but no more, all gone because trapping is illegal. You don't want to know that kind of desperation. Easy to be kind-hearted when you have the easy life. By the way, some of those cuddly predators DO kill for fun, slaughtering every single animal in the pen or coop far beyond their need, tearing open the insides of hens while they roost at night, biting off all the heads of the chickens and piling them up. Humans aren't the only savage or bloodthirsty animals in this world.

Jon Wolff
Jon Wolff
  • Jon Wolff

These kinds of pledges frustrate me because they don't have any real understanding of what impact they will have if enacted into law. I have a soft spot for animals, but not when it comes to choosing them over human life and livelihoods.

Ina Henderson
Ina Henderson
  • Jon Wolff

maybe if wern,t left to fend for themselves wudnt have 2.we can go 2 a store as put it they cant, if did stray in 2 1 simply from hunger wud still be shot, makes me ashamed of own race if cant see why.

Patti Lemaire
Patti Lemaire

Animals need not suffer, what kind of person can do this type of behavior.

Logan Waller
Logan Waller
  • Patti Lemaire

Those of us that are hungry will do this.

Johnny Butler Jr
Johnny Butler Jr
  • Patti Lemaire

Sorry... i have a ruby with ocd on cleaning . Just stripping her eadge of feathers how do i get one

Patricia McCarthy
Patricia McCarthy

Trapping is done by heartless cowards, such a brainless thing to do, they just suffer beyond belief!

Abel Augusto Mota Lopes

Não à violencia nos animai!

Marina Rossi
Marina Rossi

these orrible things have to stop!

Debbie Westmoreland
Debbie Westmoreland

Such torturous actions to innocent wildlife! It has to stop!

Al Lapa
Al Lapa

Trapping is the most cowardly and cruel animal killing practice...

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