Raleigh, North Carolina, Civic Group Passes Moratorium on Beaver Trapping

January 2003

PETA received a flood of calls from members of Greystone Association, a civic organization in Raleigh, North Carolina, about the board of directors’ decision to trap and kill a colony of beavers who had dammed a culvert and had been chewing down trees. In response, we sent a letter to the community manager asking the association to reconsider plans to kill the beavers and, instead, accept PETA’s assistance in humanely resolving the conflict. After generating a great deal of local media attention to the beaver-control program, we persuaded the board of directors to place a moratorium on the trapping program until all options had been explored.

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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