Snares and Trapping

PETITION: Ban Leg Hold, Coil Spring, Conibear, and Snare traps in the U.S..

TARGET: U.S. House of Representatives, Ryan Zinke - Secretary of the Interior, Daniel Ashe - Director U.S. Wildlife Services

The undersigned list of compassionate people want to see trapping in America abolished. We want to see the use and sale of these traps made illegal. Not only are traps cruel, they are also completely indiscriminate. When a trapper sets out a trap they have absolutely no idea what they are going to catch. Often times, endangered species and pets step in these traps and are never reported. When an animal steps on a trap, the traps jaws slam shut, clamping down on the animals limbs. As the animal struggles to free itself, the vise gets tighter and cuts into its flesh. Many times trapped animals become so desperate to escape the torturous trap that they actually chew off their own paw in order to escape.

Why is slamming any random animals appendage into a trap, leaving it to die of thirst or starvation (most laws don't require checking traps daily), or drowning it supported? These traps are illegal in 88 other countries, and should be banned in America too. Most civilized countries around the world have already banned trapping - time for the United States of America to adopt a no-trapping policy.


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Recent Supporters

Bianca Roxas
  • 2 days ago
I don't want to be trapped in life as much as the animals.
Holly Scapelliti
  • 6 days ago
Nick Ramirez
  • 2 weeks ago
Marisol Ramirez
  • 2 weeks ago
Hector Ramirez
  • 2 weeks ago
Nicolas Ramirez
  • 2 weeks ago
Trapping wild animals (keeping them in a conscious state of mental and physical suffering) has no place in modern society. Humans are better than this, or following current logic I suppose we should legalize cruel trapping of human beings as well?
emma reumann
  • 1 month ago
Tamara Schrama
  • 1 month ago
Joanne M Montgomery
  • 1 month ago
Because trapping should be banned everywhere? It is cruel and barbaric and indiscriminate? No advanced nation would allow it?
Dorothy Zagrodnik
  • 2 months ago
I love animals! Traps and snares are inhumane and cruel. They pose dangers to other users of public lands, to private property owners and to theirpets.