Leg-hold traps cruel, should be banned

I was absolutely appalled to read the recent news release regarding the coyote caught in a leg-hold trap.

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: conservation.officer.service@gov.bc.ca, FishandWildlife@gov.bc.ca, enviroinfo@ec.gc.ca, randall.garrison@parl.gc.ca, jean.crowder@parl.gc.ca, nathan.cullen@parl.gc.ca, info@parl.gc.ca

Jaime Noddings