Stop animal trapping – a cruel, dangerous, inhumane activity
End Cruel Trapping
Trapping is a cruel and dangerous activity threatening native wildlife, humans, and companion animals. Traps are indiscriminate, which means nearly any animal whose feet touch the ground can trigger them—whether it’s an endangered species like the Mexican wolf, a bald eagle, or a family dog. Traps are also inhumane, exposing animals to psychological trauma, dehydration, excruciating pain, injury, self-amputation, depredation, and a slow death.
The public generally abhors trapping, yet many states persist not only in permitting it, but allowing it to happen largely unregulated. In Montana, for instance, there is no trap check requirement except in limited areas where we forced them to implement a check through litigation.
WildEarth Guardians is campaigning against the vicious practice of trapping, on our own and in coalition with partners. By ending trapping on our public lands, we will make our public lands safe and enjoyable for recreationists and wildlife.
Help End Trapping on Our Public Lands
Watch our new film to learn more.
Learn More About Trapping
Find out why it’s long past time to end trapping; what types of traps exist; and how to keep your pets safe from indiscriminate traps hidden on our public lands.
Make Our Public Lands Cruelty-Free
Tell your elected officials to End the War on Wildlife. Stand with wildlife against the cruel and ecologically destructive practices of the federal wildlife-killing agency, Wildlife Services.
How You Can Help
Help protect the incredible, vulnerable wildlife of the West! Be a guardian for the wild by joining the conversation, learning about current issues, and making your voice heard. Together, we're a powerful force for nature.
Recent Stories From Wildlife
Montana’s effort to kill 40% of the state’s wolf population this winter moves forward, including near Yellowstone and Glacier national parks
The general rifle hunting season opened recently across Montana. Thousands of hunters began pursuing elk and deer with the intention of putting meat in their freezer, hunting with a reverence for the wildlife they are pursuing. But there is another hunt going on, void of respect and with no purpose but to kill. So we sued.Read more >
Two bills to make big changes to wildlife management in New Mexico got their first hearing in a House committee Saturday.Read more >
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