Winter and prevalent trapping diminishes as animals shed out their desirable furs. Yet the evident cruelty of trapping is timeless. A bear cub has become another known innocent victim of trapping and is killed as a result of a snare. A snare costs only a couple of dollars. Therefore, they are set out often in large numbers, usually baited, carelessly, forgotten, irresponsibly as is characteristic of trapping. Trapping, including the use of snares, is legal in Montana year round. How many victims of trapping are there?
Photo courtesy Wild and Free This cub was brought to us with an illegal snare around its neck. Unfortunately the bear’s injuries were too extensive to treat. He was humanely euthanized and the authorities are looking into the illegal snare.