PETITION TO: Prohibit ALL body gripping traps due to pain and suffering.
(PLEASE PASS ALONG)
THE PETITION FROM CHANGE.ORG READS:
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.
Thank you for your time and interest in a more humane State.
IF YOU'RE AGAINST ALL TRAPPING PLEASE VISIT
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Fast Facts From http://furbearerdefenders.com/campaigns/trapping-cruelty:
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."
"I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on (the movie) Babe that by the
end of the film I
was a vegetarian."
~ James Cromwell