THIS IS TO END BODY GRIPPING TRAPS AT A STATE LEVEL. FOR MY FEDERAL PETITION PLEASE SIGN HERE:
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.
- 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.