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18 Mar

Exposing the Big Game “exposing” the ridiculous pro-trapping article that appeared in the Isthmus newspaper this weekend. The article was nothing but DNR propaganda and painted wildlife advocates in a bad light. It turns out the author used to work for the DNR. How convenient.

Exposing the Big Game

Some articles in the mainstream media are so completely one-sided that they’re nothing short of sales pitches for animal exploiters. Reading them gives me the overwhelming urge to call “bullshit” at the top of my cyber-lungs (apologies to those with tender sensibilities). The following are excerpts from one such article (this one is from a Wisconsin newspaper).

My comments are between paragraphs (in parenthesis)….

Carolyn Schueppel was walking her dog in a privately owned conservation area near Lake Waubesa where dogs were commonly, but illegally, let off the leash. She let Handsome, her three-year-old Border collie mix, stretch his legs, and he raced out of sight. She found him just beyond the conservancy border in a Conibear trap that had been set to catch and kill raccoons. Terrified, Schueppel struggled with the trap but was unable to open it, and was forced to watch Handsome die.

(Sick. No one should…

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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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  1. Terri Minnick

    March 19, 2013 at 7:09 am

    No one gets hurt in underwater traps?? Would like to see that person stuck under water til he cant breath…or that other video where the poor raccoon is caught in underwater trap and the trapper pokes him with a pole repeatedly, then steps on his head…alll for our viewing pleasure on you tube. A man’s character can be judged on how he treats animals. I printed out the “Removing your dog from a trap” and hope I never have to use it. If my devoted best friend (my dog) was killed like that , I would want to KILL somebody !!!

     
    • traeh79

      March 20, 2013 at 2:34 am

      I agree. I would do the same thing. “I would want to KILL somebody !!!”

       
  2. Diane

    March 19, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I realize I have a knowledge deficit regarding trapping, but is it true…do trappers now use “comfortable” padded traps? No matter what; freezing, drowning, being clubbed or stomped to death while being unable to free one self is not a nice way to go.

     
  3. Maureen

    March 28, 2013 at 5:20 pm

     

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