This petition represents an appeal by concerned taxpayers, citizens, tourists and visitors to the United States, to ban trapping on public lands in the United States and to outlaw the participation of young children in the killing of fur bearing animals. We believe that not only are the lives of children physically endangered by exposure to traps and wild animals, but they are placed in emotional and psychological jeopardy when taught to kill and treat living, sentient beings as unfeeling, inanimate objects. Trapping has been banned in over 85 countries in the world. But in the United States despite the fact that most Americans oppose its use, it is still largely protected by law with the exception of 8 states that have prohibited or greatly reduced its use.
Please sign the petition.