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.
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
This is inhumane, no matter what you label it!
@ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Makes, no sence, these animals,are being tortured
I'm glad someone mentioned the other side of this issue here.
@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 !
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!
you need to ban that dope you are on
I would like to put every trapper in the same position for just 24 hours myself. They would stp then I am sure!
Sounds like you are a dope
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.
Don't like what you read? Turn it into a personal attack! Shows far more intelligence than a thoughtful answer.
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.
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?
Right back atcha brother Dennis - watch what you say and do - it comes around
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!!!
your a ass
AND THIS POOR LITTLE RACOON!!!!!WHO IN THE HELL TOOK THIS PICTURE AND DID NOT TRY TO HELP THIS BABY?THAT IS CRUELTY WITHIN ITSELF!!!!!!!!
We do no longer live in the Middle Ages, this cruelty does not fit in the year 201. Help us to stop these actions, sign the petition!
correction: I meant of course the year 2013
One of the most cruel & oft-times psycologically & physically crippling forms of hunting still used in this 21st century! What is the need for such, literally, care-less devices? Please, let Your Voice be heard on this subject? Thanx, Much! ~ >,^.^,<
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Next thing you morons are going to try and ban is fishing because the fish suffocate out if water. It's survival of the fittest, that's nature and it is how humans became the dominate species on this planet.
only moron is yourself @ just proved that if think for 1 second we are most intelligent of the species, dominant is the word yes @ thats the problem, youv,e just said it yourself.greedy, selfish are other words that spring to mind 2
I like to trap.
Cuz your a piece of shit.id love to shove your face into a bear trap.
,, Animal MUST be protect, the human are more animal!
I do agree; we, the humans take and take their home, their land and build in their trusted enviroment... Than trapping them or other even more cruel abuse!
Pobres animalitos,ver todo este maltrato,torturas y muertes que ocasionan las personas,es muy triste el daño que se les hace,sin ningún respeto,será que así es como esas malas personas tratan a sus hijos y a sus familias,así mismo pagaran por lo malo que hacen y hacen sufrir a estos pobres seres indefensos!!!!.ojala llegue muy pronto el fin a estos maltratos y muertes!!!!.
Right on Monica !
I thought trapping was banned years ago.
Check with your local fish and game..it's still legal in the US. Oh, wait, you don't live in the US....so this doesn't apply to you.