posted May 16, 2012, 9:25 AM by Scott Slocum
updated May 16, 2012, 9:26 AM
- Wildlife populations sometimes get out of control with one or more of the following consequences:
- outgrow the habitat's ability to support its own population,
- outgrow the habitat's ability to support other populations,
- lead to crowding and a consequent increase in the spread of disease,
- lead to increasing unwanted contact with humans,
- In these cases and others, wildlife managers need to kill or relocate excess animals for the good of the remaining animals.
- Trapping is often an effective method.
- Wildlife populations sometimes need help:
- re-establishing from one isolated habitat to another,
- breeding in captivity.
- In these cases and others, wildlife managers need to capture animals alive.
- Live-trapping and leg-hold trapping are often effective methods.
- Wild animals sometimes find their way indoors and must be removed.
- sometimes they can be physically excluded,
- sometimes they must be killed.
- Lethal trapping or poisoning are often necessary, with caution to protect people and domestic animals.
- Wild animals sometimes threaten the public safety.
- distemper, rabies, etc.,
- predator attacks on domestic animals.
- Shooting, lethal trapping, or poisoning are sometimes necessary, with caution to protect people and domestic animals.
- Trapping for fur to be sold for ornaments, clothing, etc.
- Trapping as a way to enjoy the outdoors, share a tradition, etc.