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Please Urge Michigan Track to Forgo Cruel Trapping

August 8, 2013
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BACKGROUND

Hazel Park Harness Raceway in Hazel Park, Michigan, has reportedly set out body-gripping traps, apparently in an effort to kill groundhogs. These devices are exceptionally cruel, inflicting immense suffering while terrified victims die of slow suffocation. Such traps are also indiscriminate, posing risks to “nontarget” animals, including protected wildlife species and even companion animals. In fact, we’re told that a kitten was recently caught and gruesomely killed [graphic photo] in a trap at this facility. PETA urged Hazel Park Harness Raceway to remove all such traps that may be set on its property, but to no apparent avail. Your voice is needed!

Please contact raceway officials and urge them to forgo cruel trapping and instead employ humane and effective wildlife deterrent measures.


WHOM TO CONTACT

Please send polite comments to:

info@hazelparkraceway.com


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Officials,

It has come to my attention that Hazel Park Harness Raceway in Hazel Park, Michigan, has reportedly set out body-gripping traps, apparently in an effort to kill groundhogs. Please remove these barbaric devices and instead employ humane and effective wildlife deterrent measures.

Body-gripping traps are exceptionally cruel, inflicting immense suffering while victims die of slow suffocation, all the while experiencing extreme terror and pain. Such traps are also indiscriminate, posing risks to “nontarget” animals, including protected wildlife species and even companion animals. In fact, I am told that a kitten was recently caught and gruesomely killed in a trap at this facility.

It would be unfortunate, but until this barbarism is appropriately addressed including a mandatory ban of such, I and others will collectively boycott resulting in the sacrifice of vital tourism and commerce profits. Please act responsibly and with compassion and choose to protect, rather than sanction harm, to animals.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this urgent appeal.

NAME


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in this body gripping trap,
i am caught,
i toss and turn,
it is all for naught.
it is getting harder
to breathe, i am
getting so tired.
this is no way
for any being to expire.
so please stop using
these instruments
on others,
it is too late for me.
i am gasping for air,
in agony.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


8 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    August 8, 2013 1:11 pm

    in this body gripping trap,
    i am caught,
    i toss and turn,
    it is all for naught.
    it is getting harder
    to breathe, i am
    getting so tired.
    this is no way
    for any being to expire.
    so please stop using
    these instruments
    on others,
    it is too late for me.
    i am gasping for air,
    in agony.

    Like

    • August 8, 2013 3:17 pm

      It’s amazingly perfect, thank you, hon.

      Like

      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        August 9, 2013 12:13 am

        you are so very welcome, and thank you.

        let us hope that the powers that pee listen before there is more suffering!

        Like

  2. August 8, 2013 2:49 pm

    Reblogged this on Vegan Lynx.

    Like

  3. August 9, 2013 1:42 pm

    E-mail sent and action shared. Re-blogged on “Wolf Is My Soul”.

    Like

  4. August 12, 2013 6:01 pm

    email sent and shared in several pl;aces

    Like

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