In Ottawa, city officials were using
cruel body-gripping traps and snares to kill beavers for flood-control purposes
at Lindsay Pond. While local protesters "occupied" the pond (around
the clock, at times), PETA educated officials about effective, humane beaver-
and flood- management methods and alerted our members to the situation. The
trapping initiative was halted, and officials are now exploring less cruel
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.