So why do you print a diatribe against trapping when the author is so obviously bias and ignorant of the facts?
Facts he has wrong. There are only two states that have banned leghold traps. The Missouri Department of Conservation measured only the value of fur sold. No measurement was taken of earnings from wildlife control companies, benefits to agriculture and yes, recreation, plus the primary goal of wildlife management is rarely to maximize jobs and income. I can’t think of any agency state or federal that has that as a goal. He trots out a lot of myths like animals die of dehydration, chew limbs off to escape and pets are as likely to be caught as target species. He must get all his facts from PETA.Is he even aware of the millions that has been spent on trap research as a result of the US signing an agreement of understanding with the EU to abolish inhumane traps in 1997. It is strictly opinion to call all traps inhumane whereas the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the Canadian Assocation for Humane Trapping have real scientific testing identifying humane traps.
The fact is this is a onesided article from a biased source with little if any resarch of the subject.