Importance Of Humanity In Trapping

1457 Words 6 Pages
Andrew Lidgett
Ms. Johnson
Language arts P5
10 May 2016
Is There Humanity in Trapping? When it comes to trapping, there are three different kinds of traps: live-capture restraining devices, killing devices, and body gripping traps. Live-capture restraining devices allow you the option of harvesting or releasing the animal in the trap. Killing devices cause almost instant death for the animal. The third trap that goes along with the killing devices includes conibears and other kinds of body gripping devices. These traps have the option to function as either a live-capture restraining device or a killing device. Snares are included in this group because they are used as a live-capture restraining device but often lead to the death of the
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Hunting and trapping is one of the most humane ways of acquiring an animal, and humans have been trapping animals as long as we have been on this earth. Trapping helps stop the spread of dangerous diseases, makes sure animal population does not increase too rapidly, is more humane than slaughterhouses, and helps endangered species and habitats. If we did not have the help of trappers and hunters, animal diseases would spread rapidly, such as rabies and mange. Without trappers, mange and many other diseases would spread throughout the animal community, causing problems in the community 's health. Another disease that spreads rapidly from deer and members of the deer family is chronic waste disease (CWD). This is a slow progressing disease that permanently affects the health of the deer. Some animals …show more content…
When a hunter traps an otter or muskrat, it potentially stops that creek from overpopulating. If that creek did over populate, many of the animals that relied on it would either, starve, die, or move to a new habitat. This scenario is the same basic idea of what raccoons, beavers, coyotes, and many other animals do to timbers when they overpopulate. Another key role hunters and trappers play besides keeping the ecosystem balanced is reducing the number of automobile collisions with animals. This could save lives, whether the accident be with a deer killing the person, or just a raccoon popping a tire and causing marks and dents on your car. If people didn 't trap or hunt, the number of car accidents with animals would skyrocket, causing thousands of deaths per year. “Nor do people know that, without hunting, America’s farmers would not be able to protect their crops from burgeoning deer populations, deer-auto collisions would skyrocket”(Piccione). Many people think that trappers and hunters just kill to kill, but they do not. When trappers or hunters take the life of an animal they make the most of that animal 's body. Whether they make a fur coat or sell the animal to companies that will use it to make byproducts, most people use the whole animal. An example of this is when a trapper traps a

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