posted Jan 5, 2013, 5:29 PM by Scott Slocum
updated Feb 14, 2013, 1:48 PM
Trappers sometimes like to compare
lethal traps to cars; for example, in statements like the following:
are killed by cars than by lethal traps—if we were going to outlaw
lethal traps [by the way, not what SS-Slocum.info is suggesting], we
would have to outlaw cars, too."
got to keep your dog leashed to keep it out of traffic. Same thing
to keep it out of lethal traps."
But really, lethal
traps are completely different than cars. Here are some of the ways
Car: mandatory brakes, steering, windows, lights, airbags, etc.
Lethal trap: mostly optional precautions to avoid killing unintended
Car: volumes of laws on traffic safety, mechanical safety, driver
safety, and road safety.
Lethal trap: only in season for protected species, anytime if animal
is causing a problem, anytime for other species. ID number must be
Car: on the road, clearly visible, fully lit in the dark.
Lethal trap: hidden from sight without warning in unexpected
Car: human being watches constantly through windows with special
lighting. Responds to situations in real time.
Lethal trap: without human intervention, kills whatever touches its