PETITION TO CONGRESS: PLEASE SUPPORT H.R. 2657 REFUGE FROM CRUEL TRAPPING ACT

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PETITION TO CONGRESS: PLEASE SUPPORT H.R. 2657 REFUGE FROM CRUEL TRAPPING ACT
H.R.2657 REFUGE FROM CRUEL TRAPPING ACT

The Wolf Army 28,512 Facebook fans
We, The Wolf Army, feel that trapping has no place in today’s United States. While we are currently running a campaign to ban trapping in all public and federally owned lands we believe that HR 2657 is a large step in the right direction.

Trapping is cruel and inhumane from start to finish. First there are, for the lack of a better term, mechanical landmines are placed randomly throughout the landscape. Not only do these traps cause pain and suffering to any animal that unfortunately gets caught in them they are indiscriminate and will trap anything that comes into contact with it (quite often called “unintended victims” or “unintended captures”). These unintended victims can be anything from other animals, endangered species, children, or even pets (who are highly susceptible to these traps).

The trapped animal is then stuck exposed to the elements, with no protection, quite often for days with no access to food or water.

When the trapper arrives is has been documented that some like to torment the animal while it is trapped and then they will brutally kill the animal (quite often by drowning, strangulation, beating, the trapper will stand on the animal so it can’t breathe, the animal thrust against trees or other rocks, or any other method the trapper prefers.

If anyone did this to someone’s pet they would be put in jail in most states and it is unclear why pets are protected like this but wildlife is not.

The Wildlife Refuge system was created as a safe haven for wildlife and it should be but with hunting and trapping allowed it is clearly not a safe haven for wildlife nor is it safe for the people who wish to enjoy nature’s beauty.
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"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."-- Gandhi

"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatments of animals." -- Immanuel Kant

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."-- St. Francis of Assisi.