Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Trapping is not hunting

The controversial upcoming wolf hunt is just that. To kill or not to kill. I'm not in favor of killing as management, but I'm also not anti-hunting. The ability to stalk and kill (hopefully a clean shot) is in our American blood.

I'm opposed to trapping. I'm not talking about rodents, but about most larger mammals. I'm also not talking about trapping to release the raccoon or whatever somewhere else.

Trapping wolves is like killing your dog slowly. You set the trap and bait it, then return a few days later to find a dead or almost dead animal. Some will chew a leg off to escape, only to bleed to death shortly after.

Trapping is not hunting! This is not the 1800s and no one is starving. It's time to stop this barbaric form of killing animals.

Steven R. Houts


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