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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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind