Snare traps are reportedly being set in an Anaheim, California, neighborhood in order to catch unwelcome coyotes. When triggered, baited snares—composed of cable or wire—jerk tightly around the victims’ neck, face, body, or limb. Terrified animals then panic, badly injuring themselves in wild attempts to escape. Those snared by the neck can suffocate. Others will chew off their limbs in order to get free. Snares are also indiscriminate: “Nontarget” animals, including cats and dogs, can fall prey.
The Rossmoor Predator Management Team, which apparently spearheads these efforts in Anaheim, is intent on lethal control. As such, PETA has implored the team to at least do away with snare trapping. Our requests have been dismissed. Now it’s your turn to ask!
Please politely urge Anaheim officials and the Rossmoor Predator Management Team to forgo snare trapping. Send polite comments to:
Anaheim City Manager’s Office
The Honorable Tom Tait, Mayor of Anaheim
Anaheim City Council
David and Rebecca Lara
Rossmoor Predator Management Team
Article source: PETA Action Alerts