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Trapping danger to all animals

Published 10:07am Wednesday, January 23, 2013

To the editor:

Were you aware that on Jan. 7 the Polk County Commissioners voted in favor of re-introducing legal trapping in Polk County?

The following article was published in the Tryon Daily Bulletin:

Trapping is barbaric and inhumane, not only to the targeted wildlife they intend to kill, but to the other animals including cats and dogs which get ensnared in their cruel and deadly grip.

As people who care about all living things, have devoted our life to the love and care of animals and as people who regularly hike with our dogs and have heard the horror stories of dogs being caught in these, we are vehemently opposed to this being allowed in our county.

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