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Valerie Strain

Pet owner, outdoor enthusiast and founder of No Traps on Trails

Pet-owner, outdoor enthusiast and founder of No Traps on Trails.
Ontario Should Ban the Baited Trap That Killed My Dog From Public

Ontario Should Ban the Baited Trap That Killed My Dog From Public Trails

Last December, a friend and I were walking along a public snowmobile trail on Crown Land just north of Peterborough, Ont., with my two yellow labs. My dog George was killed that day by a baited conibear trap set beside the trail. I have to ask: How can it be completely legal to put a lethal, baited trap right on a public trail?
03/29/2015 10:39 EDT
A Baited Conibear Trap Near a Trail Killed My Dog

A Baited Conibear Trap Near a Trail Killed My Dog George

The dogs were a bit ahead of us but within sight. Suddenly, George yelped and I knew he was in trouble. The dogs had been lured to a baited kill-trap and George's head was caught. He died a slow death while I struggled unsuccessfully to free him.
02/20/2015 05:19 EST