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  • MEAT SUBSTITUTES
  • DOGFIGHTING
  • FUR TRAPPING
Winning Issue » 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. Our Humane Society estimates that 100 million animals are killed for fur each year – 85% of which come from fur farms. Anti-fur advocates contend the steel jaw leg-hold trap is a painful, inhumane and nonselective way to trap wild 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. These unintended victims include golden and bald eagles, hawks and other birds, rabbits, sage grouse, deer, antelope, porcupines, sheep, calves and family pets.

Proposed Legislation: H.R.5127 - Refuge From Cruel Trapping Act of 2019
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Mike Quigley (IL)



Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current fur trapping policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support prohibiting the use of body-gripping traps, including the steel jawed leg-hold trap, in the National Wildlife Refuge System, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Mike Quigley (IL) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option

  • I support prohibiting the use of body-gripping traps, including the steel jawed leg-hold trap, in the National Wildlife Refuge System, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Mike Quigley (IL) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
July 19, 2021
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July 25, 2021
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