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.

Respectfully,

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Recent Supporters

anne Leung
  • 2 days ago
Shari Sterba
  • 1 month ago
I urge you to end this cruelty to animals as they are trapped, left to suffer while injured. It is inhumane and needs to be stopped immediately.
JOE McLancaster
  • 2 months ago
We should protect our endangered wildlife and pets from being caught in traps. We should find an alternate way to trap humanly. Joe Mclancaster
Carmen Sara
  • 2 months ago
Axa Tolonen
  • 3 months ago
Maryeileen Corcoran
  • 3 months ago
Nicola Cerato
  • 3 months ago
Sharon Ward-Fore
  • 4 months ago
This is why: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind. M. Gandhi
Kathryn Foster
  • 4 months ago
Kathryn Foster
  • 4 months ago