Fur trapping
Wild animals including Raccoon, Muskrat, Mink, Beaver, Coyote, Red Fox and Opossum are harvested for their fur and are often caught with leg traps. Anti-fur advocates contend the steel jaw leg-hold trap is a painful, inhumane and nonselective way to trap animals. Animals caught in this trap often further injure themselves trying to escape before finally dying. Even if released, they may perish later from internal injuries or reduced ability to hunt or forage for food. It is estimated that these traps catch and kill two unwanted animals for every animal that is targeted. In a 1981 study, non-targeted animals comprised 76% of all animals captured in steel jaw leg-hold traps. These animals include golden and bald eagles, hawks and other birds, rabbits, sage grouse, family pets, deer, antelope, porcupines, sheep and calves.

Pending Legislation:
H.R.2016 - Refuge From Cruel Trapping Act

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