Reportedly, Friends of Sands Point Preserve—a nonprofit conservation group in New York—has been trapping raccoons for several weeks, and trapped animals are left without food, water, or shelter for up to three days before being retrieved! PETA contacted the group, but it gave us no indication that our concerns would be considered. Also, the group would not say what it is doing with these trapped animals.Allowing animals to languish inside live traps is extraordinarily cruel. Animals left in traps suffer terribly and can die agonizing deaths from stress, dehydration, or exposure in a very short period of time. Nontarget wildlife and even beloved companion animals can also suffer horribly after becoming caught in these traps.
Removing or killing animals will backfire! It creates a spike in the food supply for the wildlife who inevitably move in from surrounding areas to fill the void. This prompts accelerated breeding, and an increased population results.Please urge Friends of Sands Point Preserve management to remove the traps and switch to long-term methods that are more effective and humane. PETA stands ready to advise the group!Please send polite comments to:Karli HagedornChairBoard of DirectorsFriends of Sands Point Preserve800 Port Washington Blvd.Port WashingtonSands Point, NY email@example.comMatthew RocchioGeneral ManagerFriends of Sands Point Preserve800 Port Washington Blvd.Port WashingtonSands Point, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
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