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End trapping in Montana

In July 2012, Montana FWP commisioners approved wolf trapping along with the wolf hunt for 2012-2013 even though the vast majority of Montanans opposed it. This petetion is to tell Montana's government officials and the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks that trapping any animal is cruel, unethical, barbaric and dangerous and to end ALL forms of trapping on Montana's public lands. These traps not only harm wildlife, they also harm pets and people. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Animals are God's creatures. He surrounds them with his providential care. By their mere existence they bless him and give him glory. Thus we humans owe them kindness. We should recall the gentleness with which saints like St. Francis of Assisi or St. Philip Neri treated animals.

God entrusted animals to the stewardship of those whom he created in his own image meaning us humans. Hence it is legitimate to use animals for food and clothing. They may be domesticated to help human in their  work and leisure.

It is contrary to human dignity to cause animals to suffer or die needlessly. It is likewise unworthy to spend money on them that should as a priority go to the relief of human misery. One can love animals; one should not direct to them the affection due only to persons.

~From the Catechism of the Cathloic Church

 

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  • Montana Governor


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