Snares and Trapping

PETITION: Ban Leg Hold, Coil Spring, Conibear, and Snare traps in the U.S..

TARGET: U.S. House of Representatives, Ryan Zinke - Secretary of the Interior, Daniel Ashe - Director U.S. Wildlife Services

The undersigned list of compassionate people want to see trapping in America abolished. We want to see the use and sale of these traps made illegal. Not only are traps cruel, they are also completely indiscriminate. When a trapper sets out a trap they have absolutely no idea what they are going to catch. Often times, endangered species and pets step in these traps and are never reported. When an animal steps on a trap, the traps jaws slam shut, clamping down on the animals limbs. As the animal struggles to free itself, the vise gets tighter and cuts into its flesh. Many times trapped animals become so desperate to escape the torturous trap that they actually chew off their own paw in order to escape.

Why is slamming any random animals appendage into a trap, leaving it to die of thirst or starvation (most laws don't require checking traps daily), or drowning it supported? These traps are illegal in 88 other countries, and should be banned in America too. Most civilized countries around the world have already banned trapping - time for the United States of America to adopt a no-trapping policy.


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Recent Supporters

Kay Roberts
  • 1 week ago
It is Cruel and Barbaric to catch animals who are just living living there life in there habitat who people impose on.
Joanne Christie-Shpak
  • 2 weeks ago
fi jolli
  • 3 weeks ago
Lauren Williamson
  • 3 weeks ago
Bianca Roxas
  • 1 month ago
I don't want to be trapped in life as much as the animals.
Holly Scapelliti
  • 1 month ago
Nick Ramirez
  • 2 months ago
Marisol Ramirez
  • 2 months ago
Hector Ramirez
  • 2 months ago
Nicolas Ramirez
  • 2 months ago
Trapping wild animals (keeping them in a conscious state of mental and physical suffering) has no place in modern society. Humans are better than this, or following current logic I suppose we should legalize cruel trapping of human beings as well?