Honourable Steve Thomson, BC Minister of Forest/Lands/NaturalResources: Ban the use of all leg-hold traps.
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BC Minister of Forest, Lands & NaturalResources
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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    • Jefferson Bray HAGENSBORG, CANADA
      • 6 days ago

      Leg-hold traps are barbaric. Evolve and end this brutal practice.

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    • Marja van Vredendaal HAARLEM, NETHERLANDS
      • 7 days ago

      It is terrible those traps!! poor animals ..they suffer !! Fear and pain ...this has to be stopped!!

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    • Daniela Louzada SãO PAULO, BRAZIL
      • 8 days ago

      Because I refuse to see the animal men doing things like this to this small kind life, the animals! Please, stop doing it! We are in new age that human must respect all kind life in devepment on this earth!

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    • Rebecca Arnoldy MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • 9 days ago

      NO ANIMAL ! Should have to suffer like this!

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    • Nil Oezhan VIENNA, AUSTRIA
      • 9 days ago

      Ban the use of all leg-hold traps.

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