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Letter: Fur trapping is cruel


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Fur trapping is cruel

Recreation is defined as an activity done for enjoyment. New Hampshire Fish and Game touts fur trapping as recreation and encourages it. What is never discussed or brought forward is how these animals are sometimes dispatched or killed.

You won’t see any of this in the propaganda pro-trapping media put out by Fish and Game.

One licensed New Hampshire trapper claims he likes to use a bat on coyotes because he doesn’t want holes in the hide. In a video put out by a giddy N.H. trapper, he shows a raccoon scared and helpless held in a leghold trap, pleading with her fearful eyes to be set free, then the trapper puts another trap right over the terrified animal’s head.

This is graphic and horrific, but it is the reality of recreational trapping.

New Hampshire Fish and Game claims that animals are dispatched humanely, but that is just for the public to read and be falsely reassured. Humane and trapping are on two different ends of the spectrum.

On Friday, N.H. Animal Rights League will be demonstrating between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the corner of Hazen Drive and Loudon Road against recreational trapping.

This is our participation in Fur Free Friday, which is held the day after Thanksgiving every year.

Please join us as we take a stand against this cruel and completely unnecessary “recreation.” Animals need their fur, we don’t.

KRISTINA SNYDER

Chester