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Stop the use of inhumane steel leg hold traps and killing of Urban Coyotes and all animals in Texas Immediately!
  • Petitioning Kirk Watson

This petition will be delivered to:

Texas State Senator
Kirk Watson
House District
Elliot Naishtat
Texas Parks and Wildlife Deparment
The Honorable T. Dan Friedkin Chairman
House District 51, Austin,Texas
Eddie Rodriguez
Director Austin Parks and Recreation
Sara Hensley
Texas Wildlife Services
Michael Bodenchuk
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Carter Smith
Humane Society of Texas Director
Katie Jarl
United States Senator for the State of Texas
Representative Lloyd Doggett
Texas-010
State Sen. Wendy Davis

Stop the use of inhumane steel leg hold traps and killing of Urban Coyotes and all animals in Texas Immediately!

    1. Camilla Freitag
    2. Petition by

      Camilla Freitag

      78704, TX

Leg hold traps are cruel and inhumane. Animals that get caught in leg hold taps can suffer for days. Animals have been known to chew their leg off to try to get free from the trap. Oftentimes the victims suffer severe physical injury, psychological trauma, thirst, hypothermia, and predation. 

Steel  leghold traps- nasty, cruel mechanical devices, designed to grasp an animal by the leg using spring-operated metal jaws. In their desperation to escape the pain and terror of being trapped, the captured animal will sometimes bite off the limb that has been caught. They catch unintended animals, including birds, domestic pets and animals of rare species.


About 100 countries excluding most of the United States, eight states have banned steel leghold traps
 - have so far banned the use of leghold traps on the grounds that they are inhumane and indiscriminate. Britain was one of the first countries to outlaw them in the 1950's and the European Union banned steel-jaw leghold traps in 1995.


There is ample scientific evidence to show that even if an innocent animal survives the trapping, it often ends up with damaged tendons or ligaments in its efforts to escape. Trapped animals still suffer from torsion injuries, fractures, soft tissue damage and other limb injuries. Innocent animals caught by mistake often have to be euthanised as a result. 

In 1996, a national poll commissioned by the Animal Welfare Institute showed 74% of Americans opposed the use of leghold traps. The American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the World Veterinary Association, and the National Animal Control Association have all deemed the leghold trap to be inhumane.

 

To:
Kirk Watson, Texas State Senator
Elliot Naishtat, House District
The Honorable T. Dan Friedkin Chairman, Texas Parks and Wildlife Deparment
Eddie Rodriguez, House District 51, Austin,Texas
Sara Hensley, Director Austin Parks and Recreation
Michael Bodenchuk, Texas Wildlife Services
Carter Smith, Texas Parks and Wildlife
Katie Jarl, Humane Society of Texas Director
Representative Lloyd Doggett, United States Senator for the State of Texas
State Sen. Wendy Davis, Texas-010
Stop the use of Inhuman Steel leg hold traps and killing of Wildlife in Texas.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Phaedra Dresch CRAWFORDVILLE, GA
      • 8 days ago

      I'm never going to Texas or supporting anything TEXAS until I know this is outlawed. I'm not voting for any president from TEXAS if this is going on there.

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    • Kris Kennedy VANCOUVER, WA
      • 28 days ago

      Trapping is barbaric and should be abolished everywhere!

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    • Renee Vincent SEQUIM, WA
      • 29 days ago

      Stop the use of inhumane steel leg hold traps and killing of Urban Coyotes and all animals in Texas Immediately!

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    • Cym Gomery MONTREAL, QC., CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      Don't be a part of the gratuitous torture of innocent animals.

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    • Barbara Rodak VALLEY GROVE, WV
      • about 1 month ago

      This is so very wrong! To hunt for sport make you an asshole! I don't care who you are! Unless you need to survive this is no way to treat any animal! I found my dog in one of these!!!!

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