There were times, when people needed furs to survive in the harsh climates of northern America. Hunters would set up traps, returning to the sights days or weeks later, hoping some big animal would be waiting for them, waiting to be put out of their misery. It is known that some animals have gnawed off their own feet or leg to escape the torture instruments.
Not only are furs no longer needed by anyone else than the animals wearing them, but to use such a medieval type of trap should be banned completely. Traps belong there where all instruments of torture belong: in a museum – if not demolished.
“If passed, the Refuge From Cruel Trapping Act (H.R. 2016/S. 1081) will save countless animals on national wildlife refuges from becoming ensnared or killed in steel-jaw traps, Conibear traps, and snares—archaic devices that cause immense suffering. Frantic victims caught in steel-jaw traps commonly snap their bones, tear their flesh, or even chew off their own limbs in order to free themselves. Conibear traps drown, crush, or suffocate their terrified victims, and animals caught in snares slowly strangle. In addition to causing extreme suffering, these medieval contraptions are indiscriminate because any animal, including beloved animal companions, can fall prey. And the trapped animals aren’t the only victims, because trapping tears wildlife families apart and leaves dependent young animals to starve.
Please take a moment to fill out the form below and urge your legislators to support H.R. 2016/S. 1081. Remind them that national wildlife refuges are meant to be safe havens for animals, not danger zones!”
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