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Taiwan Bans Steel-Jaw Traps

Written by PETA | July 6, 2011

A new bill making it illegal to buy, sell, or possess steel-jaw traps (a common torture device used to trap animals for their fur) has passed in Taiwan. Pamela Anderson and PETA Asia-Pacific sent a bouquet of flowers to legislator Ting Shou-chung, who proposed the motion and was instrumental in pushing it through.
 

Thanks to the hard work of Ting Shou-chung, Taiwan has officially joined the 88 nations that have completely banned steel-jaw traps … It warms my heart to know that Taiwan will no longer allow dogs, cats, and wild animals to die slow, painful deaths in these cruel traps.

 

Animals caught in steel-jaw traps struggle in excruciating pain to get free as the jaws cut into their flesh, often down to the bone. Some animals, especially mothers desperate to return to their babies, will attempt to chew or twist off their trapped limbs. Animals may struggle for hours and even days before they finally succumb to blood loss, exposure, frostbite, or dehydration. All this before they are killed, usually for their fur.

Shockingly, these cruel devices are still legal and in use in the United States. Take a stand against them by signing PETA’s fur-free pledge today.

 
Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • zman says:

    the art of trapping is many peoples livly hood and if you take this away they will lose there main source of income also if animals werent trapped we would have an over abundance that breed and disease would run rampant

  • Bri says:

    I rescued a stray cat from one of these thing in Taiwan about 5 years ago. It was in a back alley behind a restaurant. There to catch rats. I paid for it to have it’s leg amputated. It was way too feral unfortunately, and I had to let him back on the street. He could still jump and run even with his back leg missing.

  • Beate says:

    STOP THIS HORROR

  • ELIZA CLASS says:

    SADDISTIC STOP THIS MADDNESS UPON BEAUTIFUL SPECIES.. WHAT IS WONG WITH YOU SICK DEMIENTED EVIL UNHUMANS..!! KARMA SHALL CATCH UP WITH U ONE WAY OR ANOTHER… STOP!! STOP!! HOW WOULD U LIKE TO BE TREATED AS THIS??? EVIL WASTE OF HUMANS..!!! UGH

  • Claudia Urbaczka says:

    Shame, shame shame, stop this shame directly!

  • Jeff Yuan says:

    This is cruel and inhumane, please stop this now. We all rely on each other, humans and animals, to survive. Disregarding animals is like objects is like in the old days how the rich and powerful people treated the masses.

  • CRISTAL says:

    PLEASE PLEASE LETS STOP THIS ANIMAL CRUELTY. LETS SUPPORT PETA