Ottawa Halts Trapping and Killing of Resident Beavers

November 2011 

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 measures.

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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