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Petitioning Premier of Alberta Alison Redford

Stop the use of Leg-Hold, Snare and Conibear traps in Alberta


Barbaric and in-humane traps are still widely used and legal in Canada.

The traps not only slowly kills the animals being hunted for their Meat and Fur, but also effect "Non Target" catches such as Cats and Dogs.

Leg- hold traps are the issue I decided to start this petition after I saw a dog rescued in Alberta that has a leg hold trap on its front paw.

Thankfully there are rescue organizations that are there to help dogs in this situation, but we need to do more, to make sure these situations become ones of the past.
Please sign this petition; we need to speak for those who have no voice.

Letter to
Premier of Alberta Alison Redford
I just signed the petition to Stop the use of Leg-Hold, Snare and Conibear traps in Canada

Stop the use of Leg-Hold, Snare and Conibear traps in Canada

These traps slowly kill the animal being hunted for their Meat and Fur, but also effect "Non Target" catches such as Cats and Dogs.

These barbaric and in-humane traps are still widely used and legal in Canada. These traps are designed to hold the injured and terrified animal until the trapper comes to kill it. The suffering of these trapped animals not only include the wounds from the trap itself but exposure to the elements without food, water and exposes them as a easy target for wild animals.

The leg- hold trap is why I started this petition after I saw a dog rescued in Alberta recently that has a leg hold trap on its front paw. The dogs picture featured in this petition acts as the inspiration for change.

The Leg -hold traps are banned in 63 countries, Canada is not one of them. Taxpayer’s dollars in Canada have gone towards developing "Humane Traps" which are laughable alterations to the leg-hold trap itself. Widening spaces between the teeth and adding a thin layer of nylon as "padding" on the teeth. These alterations are cosmetic and dont change the fact that a spring powered large steel- toothed jaw attaches itself to paws, legs and heads of the curious or unknowing dogs.

Thankfully there are rescue organizations that are there to help dogs in this situation, but we need to do more to make sure these situations become ones of the past. In Canada we have rescue organizations, various humane societies and sanctuaries for dogs. These organizations strive to protect, rescue and teach people about humane treatment of animals. So why is this archaic trapping method accepted in Canada? It halts the progress of Canada being a leader in ethical treatment practices.
Its time this issue is really seen for what it is- disturbing. All that is needed is large public movement that will ultimately lead to a legislation change in Canada.

We need to provide a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.

Sincerely,