Traps aren’t needed to protect humans – Letter to Editor Reno Gazette Journal March 4, 2007
We live in a remote area. We have come across rattlesnakes, mountain lions, coyotes and bears. Give them their space and they have not harmed us. We do this without weapons. Do not run or turn your back on them.
If you don’t know how to get your dog out of a steel trap, you will soon learn. We’ve had to do this twice in the Red Rock area.
The main thing I would like to say is these traps are inhumane and are not necessary to keep people safe from wild animals. Wild animals are afraid of humans and want to stay away. They need their space, too, like we need ours, and they shouldn’t be killed in traps. This is not a good form of recreation.
Jan Key, Reno