Honourable Steve Thomson, BC Minister of Forest/Lands/NaturalResources: Ban the use of all leg-hold traps.
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Honourable Steve Thomson

Honourable Steve Thomson, BC Minister of Forest/Lands/NaturalResources: Ban the use of all leg-hold traps.

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      Assoc. for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals

Trapping is an inherently violent practice that is as unnecessary as it is cruel.

All leg hold traps are designed to hold a wild animal who does not want to be caught. As such, many animals die trying to free themselves, as well as from dehydration, blood loss and hypothermia. Many animals become so desperate, they resort to chewing or wringing off their own trapped limb in order to escape, breaking teeth and bones in the process.

In British Columbia, it is legal to set a leg-hold trap just 200 metres from a dwelling including a home or school. Over the past few years, our organization has seen an increase in the number of pets (particularly dogs) caught in these cruel devices.

In an effort to hold BC to higher animal welfare standards, and to protect the public and their pets, these devices must be prohibited.

 

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    • louise cockrell BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      It is cruel the animal trapped suffer terribly and in this day and age there is no need for this type of trap

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    • Brenda Robinson TORONTO, CANADA
      • 5 months ago

      animals are not here to suffer. ban all these very cruel traps now.

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    • Lisa Marucio CHILLIWACK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
      • 5 months ago

      Terribly cruel

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    • Corey Harvey SCARBOROUGH, CANADA
      • 5 months ago

      animal cruelty

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    • Alia Adeline Abdullah PETALING JAYA, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA, MALAYSIA
      • 5 months ago

      Ban the use of all leg-hold traps. - Animals can't speak for themselves about the pain and suffering they endure so we need to be their voice up to world. Animals feel fear, pain and want to live just as we do. Why would anyone want to take part in such torturing the innocent animal’s acts? Please somebody out there safe this animals this animals is a human plz human don’t kill them but let them free…. If these people do this in the name of their God, then their God is evil, just as they are. Animals don't deserve to be treated like this. Leave them alone.

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