Every year, millions of furbearing animals are killed under the guise of "nuisance wildlife control" and millions more are killed in the name of fashion. Trappers frequently claim that trapping is humane, and necessary. But the facts show otherwise.

 Once an animal is caught they may remain in the trap for several days before starving or dying from exposure. Many states only require traps to be checked every 72 hours. Many times an animal is bludgeoned to death to as to not damage the animal's pelt.

Snares cause an even more ghastly death. They are a wire noose and can cause trapped animals to slowly strangle to death. With leghold traps, an animal many times will chew off his own paw to escape, only to die days later from the injury.

Another big problem is that often a non-targeted animal has fallen victim to getting caught in these traps. Pet dogs, cats, hunting dogs, etc. have all become unwitting victims by stepping into a hunter's trap.

Although fewer than 150,000 people trap in the U.S., the federal government continues to expand trapping on public lands, even in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The wolf hunts that have been reinstated after the delisting of the wolves, have also added trapping to the hunts.

Bottom line trapping is barbaric, non-targeted animals often die, laws often are ignored and there's little oversight. Please help to end trapping in the U.S. by signing and sharing the petitions below.

1- Ask State to Prohibit ALL body gripping traps due to pain and suffering

2- The President of the United States: Ban leg hold traps in the United States 

 3- Ban Steel Jaw Traps

4- Stand Against Idaho's Pro-Trapping Amendment!


6- End cruel trapping in all Wisconsin public lands. 

Responses to "Help make the barbaric practice of trapping animals a thing of the past. (Petitions)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    end it

  2. Anonymous says:

    It's barbaric, cruel and unfair. the earth belongs to these creatures too, we share it with them, we are supposed to look out for them and treat them with respect. this is not the way forward.

  3. Laura Finch says:

    Satan Spawn !

  4. Anonymous says:

    end this .....
    these poor animals should be able to live in

  5. each is a spirit, each by right is alive and part of the chain of evolution. How would a human being feel trapped and then slaughtered? How dare you take a spirit or life for no good reason?

  6. Cathrine says:

    End this shit

  7. Anonymous says:

    Lets put the hand or foot of the trap owners in their own trap n leave em for nature to deal with

  8. Anonymous says:

    End it now!!!

  9. Unknown says:


  10. Anonymous says:

    put an end to this now

  11. Anonymous says:

    We should not inflict what we would not care to endure. It is inhumane and dehumanizing to accept such behavior as "normal". Nature is not ours to destroy.

  12. Anonymous says:

    This is not right...put and end to it now.

  13. Anonymous says:

    This is wrong to let a animal be trapped and hurt to bleed to death. The humans that do this kind of thing would not want to die this way.

  14. People need to progress from barbarism and become real human beings, who love and honour all non-human beings. Trapping animals is barbaric and to see these pictures shocks and saddens me. Stop it NOW!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Let's stop this IMMEDIATELY!!! It is barbaric, primitive, horribly cruel practice. Let's join our forces and stop this. NOW!

  16. Anonymous says:

    PLease stop this they hurt just as we do and they feel like we do and they have a heart aslo this is real mean when u do this to them how would u feel if it were u been miss treated and have this done to u?

  17. Anonymous says:

    BAN !!!!!!!!!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Stop all trapping!

  19. How long do you think they would last if they could trap, or attack us. It is totally useless to practice this stupid out of date slaughter of animals.Again, lets make it sporting. The hunter/trapper should have to go into the forest with one hand tied behind their back and no weapons, like the animal they seek to kill.

  20. Phoenix says:

    These traps a barbaric, cruel and totally unnecessary in a civilized country!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Disgusting. How could anyone do this. Pure evil. It breaks my heart

  22. Anonymous says:

    Get it stopped. All animals are on this Earth for a reason.

  23. fls408 says:


  24. Anonymous says:

    Stop the cruelty please. What did these animals do to deserve such insane treatment?

  25. Skylar Swindoll says:

    Man has to find a way to incorporate the Wild instead of trying to destroy it. Killing or "culling" is she same thing, why try to pull this over the eyes of the people. We have SOoooo many animals on the Endangered list. Leave the wolves alone...give the "wild" a break!

  26. Kate Erion says:

    So unbearably cruel! Please stop!

  27. Cowboy Steve says:

    As A Conservative Christian Patriot "Real American" I Am Saddened By The Practice Of Trapping. People Who Do This Are Evil, Have No Soul or Conscience.
    ...........HELP BAN THIS EVIL !.............

  28. Anonymous says:

    stop that barbaric practice on wildlife !!

  29. Sqwishie says:

    DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ugh We are the worst thing to happen to this earth.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely horrible. there is no reason for inhuman/unappropriate animal traps.

  31. Anonymous says:

    I cry everytime i see this!

  32. Anonymous says:

    It's heart breaking how many people are treat animals so savage,y. Clearly, not these people are in the lowesr level of evelovement on the planet. This practice is unnecesary and cruel...

  33. Anonymous says:

    sick ban those traps

  34. Anonymous says:

    Please end it now forever!! STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!' Just imagine putting , just for one moment ourselves in their place.

  35. Rishabh says:

    Plzz end this inhumane activity..........nd if u cant then plzzz set a trap at ur location for urself too

  36. Anonymous says:


  37. Anonymous says:

    This terrible cruelty must stop now and the perpetrators thrown in jail! This is so evil.

  38. Anonymous says:

    This evil must stop now. The humans should be trapped to see what it feels like and then severely punished.

  39. Anonymous says:

    Stop this evil now. The animals need protection and love, and the humans need to be trapped themselves, then thrown in jail and punished.

  40. Diana A. Smith says:

    These things are completely evil and chickenshit. they should be banned in all states. Let the ones who put them out be trapped in them. See how they like it.

  41. christina niva says:

    damn it..end this!!! i hate when people do this things to our lovely animals. This is so much evil in this!!! END IT NOW!!!!!!!! This should be banned everywhere! Humans are the worst predators on earth.....

  42. Anonymous says:

    Stop that pain

  43. Petra says:


  44. Anonymous says:

    What goes around comes around, no need for cruelty like this. What do you expect when human life is not even respected with abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide and on and on and on.... God help us.

  45. Anonymous says:

    people who would torture and kill animals like this are disgusting and I trust that Karma will get them back - Stop this slaughter !

  46. Anonymous says:

    This is cruel and inhumane, We need to stop these barbaric practices!

  47. Anonymous says:

    Mayas, hurry up ! Look what "humans" are doing ...

  48. plz stop this

  49. Brynhildr Daidone says:

    Who uses animal traps is a great bastard!!

  50. Anonymous says:

    This is inhuman. Please, that's enough!

  51. kadi says:

    This barbaric practice has to stop. Animals have as much right to live in peace as we do, the Creator made all life & we are supposed to be looking after those lives not murdering them.

  52. Catherine Keohane-Johnson says:

    Signed all the petitions. I agree with all the comments here. Barbaric practice that should have been long wiped out. God will not be impressed with the torturing of these animals. If torturing and murdering of animals continue what hope is there for mankind?

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  55. Anonymous says:

    These animals are created by God and should not suffer this is inhumane...

  56. veronique wolff says:

    that is really barbaric, not useful, stupid, cruel

  57. Anonymous says:

    The laws need to be changed. Contact or write your the change you want to see in the world.

  58. Anonymous says:

    End it NOW

  59. Anonymous says:

    This article is BS at it's core. These people know nothing of trapping laws or the trapping community. Everything you read on the internet is not true! All you tree huggers need to get a real life!

  60. This is so cruel, so sad, so horrific. Words can not even describe the horror for these poor sentient beings. Shame and karma on the humans who did this.

  61. Tigg says:

    This makes me sick, this is the bloody 21st century let's trap the trappers. Karma... one can only hope.

  62. Anonymous says:

    This is just wrong the picture of this is heart felt...

  63. Anonymous says:

    This makes my heart hurt! STOP NOW!!!! KARMA will PREVAIL......

  64. Anonymous says:

    I wish a human could trade places with these magestic animals for 1 day! Who gives us the authority to wonder into THEIR wilderness and kill them. I'm discusted with the actions of man.

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  66. Anonymous says:


  67. Anonymous says:

    how we can actually stop that!!! we should do something real to help those poor creatures who are forced to share this planet with murderers. thats horrible, brutal

  68. Anonymous says:

    Lets do the same to those people , stop it !!!!!! We are their spokeman for their rights!

  69. Anonymous says:

    Sherry says: What the f____ is wrong with people? Leave all the wild life alone they were here before we were and killing them is just a cruel act of mankind...Let them live and do what they were put here to do to servive,,men are mean creatures and are very selfish,,TOO BAD WE CAN'T ALL LIVE TOGETHER...

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  71. Images like these bring tears to my eyes. No one can imagine the pain they experience ... and all for what?! These animals have a right to live like we umans do! They balance the ecosystem. If these trappers get their foot stuck in these traps, maybe they'll understand the suffering. If their own pets get stuck in these traps, maybe they'll understand. END THIS CRUEL PRACTICE!!!

  72. On God's earth, NO!

  73. Anonymous says:

    Please stop this, animals don't deserve this.

  74. Anonymous says:

    What kind of sick bastard takes photos of these poor animals?
    I would happily put a bullet through the skull of anyone that is willing to lay these traps.

  75. Anonymous says:

    End it NOW

  76. Anonymous says:

    Ban these traps NOW! This is sick! Imagine the pain and fear!!! How would you like it if that happened to you?

  77. Anonymous says:

    This completely turns my stomach that this is even still allowed!!!

  78. Anonymous says:

    Tat is just Wrong!!!!!

  79. Anonymous says:

    Hard to believe this is still going on. Isn't there any way of outlawing it. Makes me sick just to look at those poor animals.

  80. Anonymous says:


  81. Farhad Behroozi says:

    These acts of cruelty are heartbreaking. Even if the animal population needs to be "controled", it should be done swiftly without any prolonged suffering.

  82. Anonymous says:

    Should put your face in one trap and your pecker in the other and then you can get a real feeling for it. You bastards deserve nothing less then that.

  83. Anonymous says:

    these people should be put into these kinds of traps and left to their own devises. See how they like being trapped. This is a sick personn that does this. Ban all trapping of any and all wild animals.

  84. Anonymous says:

    arrêtez de persécuter les loups, ils ne sont pas nés pour assouvir vos pulsions sadiques.
    honte à ceux qui ont déposé ce piège,ces pauvres animaux ont le droit de vivre dignemenent, ils ne sont pas responsables de la surpopulation humaine.

  85. Anonymous says:

    The most cruel thing !! Maybe we should set traps outside our kids windows and do this to the sex offenders THAT i would agree to !!

  86. Anonymous says:

    Ban immediately and permanently.

  87. Anonymous says:

    I haven't thought about these since I was a kid and kids were being caught in traps left by hunters. Kids play in the woods and ponds, it's extremely frightening to see a friend get caught in one, what do you do? Leave your friend to get help where they may lose consciousness and drown in the pond? Snow, playing in the woods in the snow and get caught... what if you can't remember where your friend is? Your a kid? This happens, these traps are not selective. They are barbaric torture. Hunters should have to take a psych evaluation in order to be allowed to hunt, and if traps continue to be used, each trap should be registered and licensed to one hunter who is then held accountable for that trap.

  88. Marcia Beauchemin says:

    BAN ALL THESE HORRIBLE TRAPS FOREVER!!!There are laws that put people who torture animals in jail. How in God's name can anyone justify these hideous implements of one of the worse kinds of torture??? It's just insane!!!

  89. Anonymous says:

    All animals have feelings. As animals ourselves, people should learn to stop taking that for granted.

  90. Anonymous says:

    Leave all animals alone! They have the right to live! These are living, feeling creatures!

  91. Anonymous says:

    Stop the slaughter. This is Stone-age Man behavior.

  92. Anonymous says:

    Let these people put their hand or feet in a trap to see how it feels.
    Its evil and totally unnecessary. Anyone found using it should have the same done to them as punishment and then thrown in jail without medical attention.

  93. Anonymous says:

    stop use the traps !!! no good reason 4 them . theres no use 4 them at all !!!

  94. Virginia Chancellor says:

    This is outrageous & totally sick & inhuman ,please ban for ever those turturing, hideus traps !

  95. Anonymous says:

    These people should try it themselves!!! It is totally sick!!! Brainless stupid is so fucking sick!!! It has to STOP!!!From an animal-lover:)

  96. Anonymous says:

    Stop it NOW

  97. Anonymous says:

    please stop it now......please.

  98. Anonymous says:

    NOW STOP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

  99. Anonymous says:

    Please end now!

  100. Unknown says:

    ugh they are so hard to open too ,the worst , and children and your pets get stuck in them as well , anything that hurts something is wrong! ban!

  101. Anonymous says:

    This is very cruel.This needs to stop now!!!!!

  102. Unknown says:

    This should have been stopped a long time ago.... and the humans who use such barbarick tacts to capture animals should he held in these traps too!

  103. Unknown says:

    Please put an end to these inhumane and barbaric traps, NOW!

  104. Anonymous says:

    my heart breaks for these poor animals. and even more that it is the members of my own species that is capable of such cruelty.

  105. Anonymous says:

    It is time for a better world, one that take care of all living being on this planet... i dream of a better world....

  106. Anonymous says:

    If it's not something we would do to ourselves, then why would we do it to others?

  107. Anonymous says:

    Togather we can make better world.

  108. Lisa Rembold says:

    Someone's babies are being tortured. Slowly and agonizingly sentenced to a unimaginably horrible and surreal death - all for the crime of simply being alive. How does MAN not see how unconscionable this casual disregard for innocent life really is? How can MAN look in their faces and not see the immorality of HIS own inexplicably heinus acts? Can HE really look into their eyes - and not see the face of someone's baby that HE'S MURDERING?

  109. Anonymous says:

    Karen Hrycenko

    This has to stop now

  110. Anonymous says:

    unfuck the mother eath.

  111. PAM NEWMAN says:


  112. Anonymous says:

    This disgusting practice needs to be STOPPED!!!

  113. Anonymous says:

    If we are so different to other animals, if we are so superior in intellect and if what separates us from other species is our ability to empathise, then why on earth are we using these diabolically cruel traps? It is the politicians who are bowing to the wishes of small special interest groups that lobby and donate large in exchange for these favours. Well, we have a special interest too, in seeing an end to the appalling torture and slaughter of wild animals by those who are incapable of feeling empathy for others. It would be in everyone's interest if we achieve this by peaceful means and it is time politicians start doing what they are voted in to do, that is to carry out the wishes of their voters.

  114. Anonymous says:

    Please please please stop the suffering.
    What is wrong with these people?
    Allow the animals their place.
    Give them space!
    REspect all creatures, they deserve better!

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