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Beavers Get a Break in Warwick, New York

July 2002

A resident of Warwick, New York, contacted PETA about the town’s plans to trap and kill all the beavers near a dilapidated road culvert in order to prevent flood damage. We immediately sent a letter to the town supervisors asking them to halt the trapping program and, instead, upgrade the existing culvert and/or install flow devices to prevent flooding. Since then, we have received a letter from the town supervisor of Warwick announcing that the town has halted plans to trap beavers at the damage site until they have a chance to research the options we presented.

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