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OC Comment: OC adamantly opposed any type of killing, not just traps.  This is a protest against trapping, but comments can include an additional dispute against ALL trapping.


BACKGROUND SOURCE IDA

IDA is taking the fight against trapping to the trappers’ backyard. IDA has placed an anti-trapping billboard in the hometown of the largest US-based pro-trapping organization, the National Trappers’ Association in Bedford, Indiana. The billboard states, “Trappers Murder Pets,” and asks the question, “Is Your Dog Next?” The billboard features Pearl, a loving companion dog, deliberately trapped and killed in Hebron, Indiana in December 2012. IDA offered a $2500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed Pearl, but no arrest has yet been made.

Every year during trapping season, trappers scatter traps like land mines across both public and private property. Trapped animals endure incomprehensible psychological and physiological trauma, suffering from pain, fear…

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