How can we condone leghold traps?

I am appalled by the trapping policies of the City of Red Deer, and more so by the comments made by city officials in the wake of the wire snare incident in which a dog was tangled in a trap at Three Mile Bend.

I am appalled by the trapping policies of the City of Red Deer, and more so by the comments made by city officials in the wake of the wire snare incident in which a dog was tangled in a trap at Three Mile Bend.

There was a comment made by a city official to the effect that “the fact the dog was caught in a snare concerns us, they are supposed to use leghold traps.”

That begs the question (and I would hope the city spokesperson was not suggesting this): So would it be OK if the dog was caught in a leghold trap?

Liz Craig

Red Deer

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