All Life In a Viable Environment
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Anti Vivisection Action Network
problems with the traps
ALIVE News 2004
The Law Concerning Wildlife Protection and Hunting allows people holding
a hunting license to use leghold traps. We think that this kind of trap
should be banned completely (including production, sale, and possession).
are two problems with these traps
hunters must display an identification
sign on each trap.
However, because those who intend to use them illegally can easily bypass
this regulation it is very difficult to catch violators. (Regulations for
the use of traps do exist and when a person violates these regulations
they will be punished.)
there are no controls regarding
the sale of traps, there is
effectively no restriction
on their illegal use. Leghold
traps are sold in hardware stores
enabling even people who do
not have a hunting license
to purchase them.