Petition to Amazon to stop steel jaw traps and snares being sold.
In January of 2020, because of a historic tragedy of 12 bears missing limbs in a 25 mile radius of Asheville, NC, a petition was started by HAB to stop Amazon (who is a “Prime” source for traps and supplies) from selling traps and trapping supplies and to convince them to work to have traps banned in the USA, like they are in many countries. The petition being a major voice for these bears who have suffered the cruelty of traps and also a voice to protect all animals and wildlife from the same tragedy.
Steel jawed traps and snares maim and kill untold numbers of bears, other wildlife, and pets each year. The bears who are missing limbs around Asheville are only those that escaped the traps. Many of these bears are mothers. Amazon sells traps around the world, providing poachers with the supplies to kill wildlife to supply wildlife markets in Asia and throughout the world. However, these traps do not discriminate, resulting also in the maiming and death of cats, dogs, and other wildlife. How many people never found their lost pet because the trapper did instead? Thanks to Amazon, a person can be trapping near you in days after having gotten free shipping on their traps and supplies. HAB will never stop until Amazon is stopped and makes recompense for what they have done by supporting wildlife rehabilitation and sanctuaries in every country in which they have sold traps. Please sign and share the petition to all you can. You can be the voice for animals everywhere, making real change to keep them safer.
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