Letter to Wildlife Commission Sep. 20, 2011

Please enter this into the record.

I cannot believe we are still using these barbaric traps. These should be outlawed asap, and other means should be used. To create suffering, for any animal has not place in a civilized world. I know of someone whose precious family dog was caught in one of these, and lost his paw. It would be like burring [burying] land mines, and hoping only the enemy steps on them.

This is an unacceptable solution, and creates more problems than it solves. It is most cowardly to set a trap, hope the “intended” animal steps into, and then has to suffer, unless it mercifully dies, before a bullet is put in it.

Please let Nevada become part of the solution, and be good stewards of our lands.

Thank you.

Kat Simmons

Traps may be buried and invisible, like land mines.