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America's Trapping Boom Relies on Cruel and Grisly Tools

posted Apr 18, 2016, 11:38 AM by chloe owens

1/14/16, by Tom Knudson, Reveal News

America’s trapping boom relies on cruel and grisly tools

Day after day, the mountain lion struggled to free itself. But the steel-jaw trap held its grip…Across the United States, the resurgence of a frontier tradition – commercial fur trapping – is taking a hidden, often grisly toll on wildlife. The activity is legal…But it is carried out in ways that often conflict prolonged suffering and capture many species – including mountain lions – by mistake.