Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Another Reason (non-ethical this time) - Why It's Not a Good Idea to Trap in Today's World: You Might Catch a Human or Beloved Family Companion Animal

Believe it or not there are still Grizzly Adams want-to-bes running around setting traps where they see fit. Well, here's one example (in addition to the obvious ethical reasons) of why it's a bad idea in today's world to be trapping. "Gee, I never thought I'd catch a person hikin’ even though I set that thar trap in an area people would hike. I thought I’d catch me a varmit."

Man charged with three misdemeanors in trapping case 12/12
A Cliff-area man faces charges in connection with an incident last month in which a woman and her dog reportedly were injured by steel leg-hold traps.
Leon Redman of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish this morning cited Terry Cresswell, 52, who has a post-office box in Cliff, on three misdemeanor counts.
He is accused of using a fictitious name to obtain trapping and fishing licenses, and concealing his identity when confronted by a game officer.

Man charged with three misdemeanors in trapping case 12/12
A Cliff-area man faces charges in connection with an incident last month in which a woman and her dog reportedly were injured by steel leg-hold traps.

Leon Redman of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish this morning cited Terry Cresswell, 52, who has a post-office box in Cliff, on three misdemeanor counts.

He is accused of using a fictitious name to obtain trapping and fishing licenses, and concealing his identity when confronted by a game officer.

The crimes are punishable by fines of $50 to $150 on each count, and-or six months in jail.

Animal Protection of New Mexico, which advocates a ban on wildlife trapping on government-owned land, reported that the woman — who asked to not be identified in fear of retaliation by the trapper — and her dog were walking in the Gila National Forest when a trap ensnared the dog's leg.

"While (she was) trying to free her pet, a second leg-hold trap sprung shut on her foot," the organization said in a news release.

It quoted the woman as saying: "I was wearing sandals at the time, and luckily was able to pull back quickly so the trap only grazed my toes, drawing some blood, before it clamped onto the end of my sandal."

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