I was absolutely appalled to read the recent news release regarding the coyote caught in a leg-hold trap.
This creature spent days suffering in unimaginable pain, eventually trying to chew off his own leg in a desperate attempt to survive. He was eventually found emaciated and taken to animal control where he had to be euthanized. I am so ashamed to be part of a community that would condone this kind of needless suffering.
These cruel traps are usually intended to trap fur-bearing animals, but they kill indiscriminately. The targeted animals are brutally killed for fashion, and the unintended victims, including pets, are simply discarded.
What a tragic waste of life. It is completely unnecessary for these animals to suffer like this. Leg-hold traps are cruel and should be banned immediately. If an animal needs to be removed from an area, there are several humane options available.
I have recently written to the following government officials and I would like to encourage your readers to do the same: firstname.lastname@example.org, FishandWildlife@gov.bc.ca, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com