Response to trapping adversariesPublished 9:23am Monday, January 28, 2013
To the editor:
In reference to the statements regarding the trapping of nuisance wildlife, several “Tug at the heartstrings” statements were made.
Regarding the domestic pets being caught, if your pet is in most areas that trapping would be used, then you are an irresponsible pet owner for allowing your pet to roam. If your child is caught in one, then you are both negligent and teaching your child it is okay to trespass.
Most of the traps used for beavers, which cause major flooding problems, are quick kill traps. As for the inhumanity in trapping coyotes, have you ever seen the end results of a coyote attack on an animal? I have; the coyotes hold the animal down and proceed to gut it alive. And yes they do that to your dog or cat if they catch it. Are you really concerned about wildlife?
Coyotes kill huge numbers of deer and turkey; more than hunters. You can’t have it both ways.
– James Smith, Columbus