Dogproof coon traps are a horrendous piece of equipment

Here is what one wildlife rehab center had to say about enclosed foothold traps, aka dogproof coon traps. “I am shocked to see the animal in this condition,” says Ashley Kinney, wildlife rehabilitation supervisor for the center. “I have never seen such a horrendous piece of equipment — almost like a scene out of a horror movie.” Trappers like them because the animal cannot chew off or gnaw on their paw as they customarily do to try to escape the foothold trap. Not surprising, these traps, too, are legal in Montana.

Photo courtesy: Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley