Quick Kill Hunting Act:  Prohibiting the use of body gripping traps
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Quick Kill Hunting Act: Prohibiting the use of body gripping traps

    1. L. Swa_
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      L. Swa_

      central, FL

Human beings have been hunting animals for millions of years; we came a long way from Prehistoric times into the computer era and being a civilized nation humane aspects cannot be ignored necessitating a quick, clean kill and avoidance of suffering even for wild animals.

Body gripping traps are cruel and inhumane. Imagine a truck door slamming on your arm or leg and it can't open. With the use of body gripping traps, this is exactly what is felt. The animal will not be killed until the hunter checks back which can be days-animals have been known to chew off their extremity.  In a civilized society, ask yourself is this right?


"Approximately 10 million animals are trapped and killed worldwide each year. Animals caught in traps suffer immensely while waiting for the trapper to come and kill them.

Another problem with any kind of trap is the lack of discrimination. For every intended victim of the traps, there are 2 to 10 unintended victims: birds,  cats, dogs and other animals are caught, maimed and killed in traps. Even animals listed under the Endangered Species Act are caught and killed. In the industry, these unintended victims are referred to as “trash” animals. There have also been cases where children were caught in these traps."

Humane Interventions:
    * Ban the use of snares on land (can you imagine how it would feel to die being hung upside down-the pain is most excruciating & slow-that's what these animals go through).
    * Banning the use of ALL body-gripping traps especially with serrated teeth;
    * All traps to be inspected at least within 24 hours daily.

There are humane traps on the market which do not grip and can be used instead.

Thank you for your time and interest in a more humane State.


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    Reasons for signing

      • 3 days ago

      "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."-- Gandhi

      "He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatments of animals." -- Immanuel Kant

      "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."-- St. Francis of Assisi.

    • Brenda Smith MCMINNVILLE, TN
      • 14 days ago

      Change and put the person who caused this pain in place of the animal, god don't want his children hurting anything!

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 24 days ago

      Instead of trying to be responsible for all the problems in the world, we should take on what we love and care about. Then we honor both our inner world and the outer world at the same time. There’s no separation between the two, and there is no hesitation, no self-doubt. This will help us develop great faith that others are taking care of their piece. People who don’t know the details about climate change may care deeply about the forests, the animals, and the children. It is very important that we share, not only our merit, but also the responsibilities. Somehow we have to relieve ourselves of the enormity, which is so debilitating.

      ~ Paul Hawken

    • susan helmle SANDPOINT, ID
      • about 1 month ago

      man has become evil , unable to have compassion for other life on this earth

    • Christine Von Lossberg LANCASTER, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Because animals are just as important than anything else and deserve to be treated good. Not tortured.


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