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H.R. 2657: Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act

Summary: To end the use of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System. (More Info)

H.R. 2657 was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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The Wolf Army 51,254 Facebook fans

We, The Wolf Army, feel that trapping has no place in today’s United States. While we are currently running a campaign to ban trapping in all public and federally owned lands we believe that HR 2657 is a large step in the right direction.

Trapping is cruel and inhumane from start to finish. First there are, for the lack of a better term, mechanical landmines are placed randomly throughout the landscape. Not only do these traps cause pain and suffering to any animal that unfortunately gets caught in them they are indiscriminate and will trap anything that comes into ...

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Born Free USA 24,909 Facebook fans 1,801 Twitter followers

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Project Coyote 9,130 Facebook fans 1,286 Twitter followers

Every year thousands of animals are trapped on National Wildlife Refuges Wildlife including coyotes, bobcats, otters, fox, wolves, and beavers—often for “recreation” and profit (fur).

Wildlife champion Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) has reintroduced legislation to end the use of body-gripping traps used to trap and kill wildlife within National Wildlife Refuges. H.R. 2657, the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act, helps to restore the original intent of the National Wildlife Refuge System – to provide a safe-haven for wildlife – by banning the use of cruel body-gripping traps within the refuge system.

More than half of our nation’s National Wildlife ...

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Footloose Montana 6,355 Facebook fans

Most people understand the term ‘wildlife refuge’ as places set aside for the protection of wildlife, areas where animals find much needed shelter from threats and dangers caused by humans. Trapping is such a threat and not only that – trapping causes pain and suffering for the unfortunate animals lingering in traps or snares. If still alive upon the trapper’s return, a trapped animal is either clubbed or stomped to death, strangulated, or, if s/he is ‘lucky,’ the animal is being shot in the head (to preserve the pelt). The main motivation behind trapping is “recreation” and “private profit ...

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