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

John Dunn
  • 2 weeks ago
Victoria Salter
  • 3 months ago
Sylvia Carpenter
  • 6 months ago
Traps are cruel and a evil way to hunt. It not a good sportsman who uses traps.
Manu (Munir) S-M
  • 7 months ago
Dorah Caulfield
  • 7 months ago
Elli and Greg Harvey
  • 8 months ago
It is a cruel, painful, slow, inhumane death! You may not care, but we do!
Marie Zirklova
  • 8 months ago
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Kelly Walter
  • 10 months ago
I find this kind of “hunting” to be very in humane. It is the most cruel thing to do to any animal! If other countries have banned these traps why haven’t we! They say you can tell what kind of a country is by the way they treat their Animals! And the USA is an awful country because a lot of people abuse, neglect & kill Animals & there is no punishment! An eye for an eye is how it should be to make America a great country! Pass all the laws that help Animals to be treated the way they are suppose to be treated, the way GOD put them here & wanted them to be treated NOT Abused but loved!
Nathalie Cordiero
  • 10 months ago