Whatever the purpose, the consequences for the trapped animals are the same — pain, suffering, and death.

Proponents argue that traps are humane and selective, and that trapping is tightly regulated, an important source of income for many people, and necessary for managing wildlife. These claims, however, are far from the truth.

Despite what trappers would have you believe, animals frequently sustain severe injuries from being trapped.

When not killed outright by the trap, animals can suffer physiological trauma, dehydration, exposure to severe weather, and predation by other animals until the trapper returns. When the trapper returns he usually clubs, suffocates or strangles the animal to death.

Let's Keep Inhumane Animal Traps Illegal Petition

Wolves are a keystone species. As the most important animal in their ecosystem, they maintain a healthy natural balance that all other plants and animals depend on. Just ask the rabbits, foxes, otters, badgers, trout, amphibians, insects, songbirds, hawks, bears and other creatures who benefit from this trophic cascade. Wolves helped save America’s most famous national park. When they were reintroduced to Yellowstone in 1995, the effect they had on the damaged ecosystem was nothing short of miraculous.

Long live the King of the Forest

Responses to "Frightened wolf rescued from a trap and returned to the wild."

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you

  2. Unknown says:

    I love how the rescuer pretty much told to guy with the gun to "put that away" Nice job♡♡

  3. Anonymous says:

    thank you for this as it shows the cruelty in trap and snaring - the more this gets out in the open and the effect it has on any animal the knowledge of that is power to educate that this is evil and not cool....

  4. Jodey says:

    Thank you so much for caring. You act on the behalf of all of us who decry such cruelty. Had you not released this wolf from this situation s/he would not have survived. Thank you again.

  5. I just hope that whatever was round it's paw came off when he was released. Well done to the guy who saved him.

  6. Unknown says:

    i vote to put all trappers (and legislators that agree with trapping) limbs in a trap, thrown out in the elements,no food water shelter or medicine After a week they can let us know how much they enjoyed themselves &how "HUMANE" snares and traps are BAN ANIMAL TRAPS&SNARES

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thanks so very much

  8. Unknown says:

    Thank you kind sir, we need sooooo many more people like you in this world!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thanks a lot to this brave Man! <3

  10. What a beautiful specimen of animal. And, what a wonderful specimen of humanity.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Is was my wish, I will trap them from we know where(..). and left them there until we know what(...) fall off.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I'm talking about the bastards of the trappers.

  13. Unknown says:

    God bless that man for helping that wolf. He is a good man.

  14. Unknown says:

    Awesome rescue!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    This is great!!!! Thank you!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    I'm glad to see that there are still decent people left in this world. Thank You !!!

  17. L. Card says:

    This man is a hero. Blessed are all wolves!
    Trapping needs to STOP NOW!

  18. Unknown says:

    Absolutely Fantastic , Thank God for people like you

  19. Anonymous says:

    Thank You for rescuing that Wolf, Those traps have gotta' go.

  20. Unknown says:

    Thank you! We need to get trapping banned on a federal level--everywhere.

  21. assissi3 says:

    I love this man. Thank you for saving the wolf.

  22. jonyoga says:

    Ah Hoh!

  23. intelife says:

    I hope that wonderful smart man is seeing these comments. whoever you are and wherever you may be..Thank you..I am crying as I write this. People are so ignorant when it comes to wildlife, but you give me hope.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful wolf! Wonderful to see how quickly he/she took off. Hope the paw was not damaged too much. Heartfelt thanks to the men who saved him or her. Traps and snares are barbaric and need to be banned permanently. There are many good folks 'out there' that perform miracle rescues of animals all over the world. We need even more of them.

  25. Unknown says:

    Some animals caught in traps have been known to chew their own leg off to escape. This type of thing is is so primitive in this day and age!!!!!!!!

  26. Unknown says:

    Thank you !!!!!

  27. Unknown says:

    That wold was much more beautiful in everysense, than the idiots of human who set that trap. I wish he gets trapped in that same trap oneday.

  28. sdd says:

    very informative post.

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