"Sport" trapping—an exercise in barbaric cruelty with no modern justification—remains a pernicious vestige of a by-gone era across much of the United States. Its horrors are well-documented: Animals who chew off their own appendages to escape. Slow, excruciating deaths. Orphaned younglings. The inadvertent triggering by protected species, family pets and even children.
In this episode, we speak with Brenna Galdenzi, the founder and president and co-founder of Protect Our Wildlife Vermont, an all-volunteer, grassroots, nonprofit that represents more 2,500 members and supporters across the state. She talks about her efforts to combat the malevolence of trapping by fighting for tougher laws, the enforcement of existing ones and education. Visit her website for more information.
Wayne Pacelle, the found of Animal Wellness Action, the sponsor of this podcast, outlines the many victories that have been made in the fight against fur, from the total ban of "sport" trapping in California to the many retailers who have pledged to go fur-free.