Outstanding Opinion Piece About the Horrors of Trapping

03 Aug

It takes a real psychopath to derive pleasure from doing this to an animal.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons


Please read this excellent opinion piece in The Missoulian newspaper by Bill Clarke about the horrors of trapping. The article calls out these sadists for what they really are: psychopaths with zero empathy. Over 8,000 of these very same sadists kill almost 500,000 animals each year in Wisconsin. Our wolves are soon to be added to that list. And this is what the Wisconsin DNR labels as “recreation.” From the article:

“Psychopaths are proof that making moral judgments without empathy is dangerous and leads to very ugly results, for if you can’t “feel for” what you can hurt, then you have little hesitation about what you will do.

Because trapping displays “no empathy,” there’s evidence all over the Internet of incredible callousness and brutality toward trapped animals by trappers. In trapping’s horrific attitude toward animal suffering, trapping is akin to cock-fighting and dog-fighting.”

So thanks to Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC, WBHA), and his puppet masters in the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, Wisconsin’s psychopaths have the best of both worlds. They can trap coyotes and wolves, and allow their packs of vicious dogs to fight them for their “recreation.” Dog fighting and trapping, both perfectly legal in Wisconsin. What century are we in? We are indeed a true sadist’s paradise. We should be so proud.

Emotions needed to make honest decisions


8 responses to “Outstanding Opinion Piece About the Horrors of Trapping

  1. Della munnich

    August 4, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Why are there so few that seem to care? How do we get the attention, and stop this Inhumane act?! Education is too slow! Truly sick of those also that ignore the facts of this needless cruel act!

  2. etccj

    August 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Is it possible to take thise photo and put it on a post card, send thousands of it to walker and all otherwise in involved with letting this happen? Come on everybody think up something better! We’ve have to stop these sick,evil sob’s

    • rali74

      August 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      The only thing that is going to stop these sick SOBs is a lawsuit. They care nothing about public opinion. This needs to be put on the ballot, but the legislature controls that as well.

  3. Exposing the Big Game

    August 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    “Sportsmen’s” paradise must really mean psychopth’s paradise.

  4. madravenspeak

    August 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    It is not just wolves and coyotes year-round at risk – now that 7 inch traps are allowed to trap wolves, any animal can be mutilated. And with trapping expanded to ALL Wisconsin public lands – state parks, county parks and Stewardship lands ( a $1.67 billion dollar investment by the GENERAL public who have no say), now wildlife, vulnerable in winter – four and a half months, will be subjected to unlimited traps on unlimited traplines for $20 per trapper to kill unlimited target and non-target animals.

    Last year, 8,000 trappers in Wisconsin paid $98,000 total to kill over a half million wild innocent beings and crush them to death to serve up fur trim to the nouveau riche in China and Russia – where they have been trapping out their wildlife to oblivion. Bobcats are in a special category – the DNR figures a “sustainable yield” of 400 bobcats a year, as they exaggerate that there might be 2000 bobcats in the state.

    Beavers are being destroyed totally – and they create the most valuable water cleansing environment for half of the rare and endangered species on earth. The DNR is death to our web of life.

    Almost all wild animals killed in Wisconsin die in their first or second year – including the 5,000 black bears, 2/3 of them cubs born this year or the year before. The Bear Hunters’ web site has a perverse picture of a baby sitting on a dead baby bear cub, killed by one of their members.

    We must organize to reform the DNR with the wildlife watching money we already bring to Wisconsin state tax coffers (11 times the revenue hunters generate) and REPLACE killing license funding with general public funding tied to real democracy on our Natural Resources Board and finally bring modern science and fairness into our state agency. We have a responsibility and a right to be involved in paying for and deciding the fate of our commons.


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