IDA places anti-trapping billboard in Indiana
OC Comment: OC adamantly opposed any type of killing, not just traps. This is a protest against trapping, but comments can include an additional dispute against ALL trapping.
BACKGROUND SOURCE IDA
IDA is taking the fight against trapping to the trappers’ backyard. IDA has placed an anti-trapping billboard in the hometown of the largest US-based pro-trapping organization, the National Trappers’ Association in Bedford, Indiana. The billboard states, “Trappers Murder Pets,” and asks the question, “Is Your Dog Next?” The billboard features Pearl, a loving companion dog, deliberately trapped and killed in Hebron, Indiana in December 2012. IDA offered a $2500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed Pearl, but no arrest has yet been made.
Every year during trapping season, trappers scatter traps like land mines across both public and private property. Trapped animals endure incomprehensible psychological and physiological trauma, suffering from pain, fear, and terror in addition to hunger, dehydration, exposure to freezing temperatures, and predation by other animals. Frequently, beloved animal companions like Pearl are also caught by these traps and gravely wounded or killed.
IDA is increasing public pressure to end this cruel and senseless practice once and for all! We encourage everyone to email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the National Trappers’ Association to let them know you saw the ad and politely tell them your thoughts on it and on the practice of trapping. Please also share the ad through social media. A copy of the ad can be downloaded here: http://www.idausa.org/downloads/trapping-kills-pets.jpg.
WHOM TO CONTACT
To Whom It Concerns:
Trapping is a crippling, archaic, and horrifically abusive form of killing. Animals are sentient creatures, like humans, who experience pain, suffering, love, and terror. Subjecting them to any type of death, trapping including, is an offense against humanity. We can be better as people if we choose to accept this most basic form of recognition and tenet. Animals deserve compassion and respect, not subjective maiming, torture, and killing.
Thank you for considering this urgent appeal.
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traps do not discriminate
traps maim and kill,
they do not wait.
to see if the agonized
victim is predator or pet.
either way, traps are
as cruel as it gets!!!!!
Karen Lyons Kalmenson