Taiwan Bans Steel-Jaw Traps

Published by PETA.

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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