Take steps against trapping
Sunday October 21, 2012 | By:Cheryl Cranston |
If we are interested in torturing animals, I can think of no better way than to take up trapping.
Trappers use a baited, steel leg trap that snaps shut on an animal in the woods. Terrified animals try for days to get loose. Some actually free themselves by eating off their leg, only to die by starvation or infection.
Most trapped animals are not successful in chewing off their leg and must wait days, without food or water, for the trapper to show up.
Their reward for somehow surviving is to be clubbed to death by the trapper. You see, the trapper won’t shoot his catch, as that would bring less money for the pelt.
Young children love animals. If we have ever visited a petting zoo or a county fair, children stand out in their affection and care for animals.
Therefore, I would suggest that Griffith Institute have a required program that spells out the cruelty of trapping animals.
Perhaps the Journal could also join in by refusing to run any articles promoting the trapping of animals.