MA Legislature re-legalizes "cruel" traps

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    The Massachusetts state legislature recently passed House Bill 4943, allowing the use of certain body gripping animal traps that were outlawed by the voters in a state-wide referendum in 1996.

    I wonder if Deval Patrick will sign it or veto it? :eusa_think:


    What do you think about the use of these traps?

    What do you think about the legislature snubbing the will of the people?
     
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    Disgusting.
     
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    Link.
     
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    I'm not referencing any particular article. Just passing on something I happen to know as a matter of fact.

    You're welcome to google it for yourself.
     
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    The reason I asked was because I wanted to know the purpose of these traps. Are they designed for any particuler varmint and are the varmints causing any significant problem?
     
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    I don't know.

    But these guys sure are against them:

    Animal Rescue League of Boston: Trapping Bill Passes Legislature
     
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    I'm sure they are. When I was younger I used to trap animals for their fur. I didn't make much money but it was fun. When trapping for fur you have to use a "body gripping" trap as not to damage the hide. Now if your state has a high population of fur bearing animals then I don't see the problem. In most cases it's essential to lower a certain critters population for the well being of all animals and the environment itself.
     
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    I bet this poor guy would beg to differ:

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    I do not understand why they can not come up with a more Humane Trap System.
     
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    I'm a rancher my heart doesn't bleed quite as easily as yours. So a dog gets caught in a trap, shit happens!

    If you notice the dog isn't hurt, those traps aren't designed to kill just to capture.
     
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