Monday, August 22, 2005

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would end cruel trapping via the use of the antiquated and brutal leg hold trap

Is it just me, or when thinking about the leg hold trap, does everyone else picture some aged old trapper with skins dangling from his clothes? It's hard to believe in 2005 that these cruel and antiquated contraptions are still used! I'm sure many are surprised to learn this.

More information on leg hold traps can be found here: http://www.hsus.org/about_us/our_50th_anniversary_19542004
/fifty_years_of_success_scenes_from_the_hsuss_first_five_
decades/death_grip_steeljaw_leghold_traps.html


Want to see what a leg hold trap does? Come on, you owe it to the victims to at least see what leg hold traps do. Visit: http://www.nawa.org/trap.html

About the bill...

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would end cruel trapping via the use of the antiquated and brutal leg hold trap across the country.

House Resolution 3442, introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey, D-New York, bans the use of foothold traps nationwide and prohibits the possession of fur derived from an animal caught by that type of trap.

The sale of fur, including hats and coats, would be prohibited if there is not proof that it was obtained without the use of foothold traps. Trappers as well as fur manufacturers and distributors would be susceptible to federal charges.

The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Take Action! To end cruel trapping, contact your U.S. representatives and ask them to support HR 3442. Explain that the leg hold trap is outdated and unnecessarily cruel. There is no reason to use leg hold traps.

To find out who your Representatives and Senators are, call 888-VOTE SMART or visit www.vote-smart.org

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Inhumane Trapping Prevention Act (Introduced in House)

HR 3442 IH


109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3442

To end the use of conventional steel-jawed leghold traps on animals in the United States.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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