It’s a beautiful day in Los Angeles for humans and fur-bearing animals alike. The city has officially banned the use of all traps that grip or snare animals.
According to the LA Times, a report to city councillors from staff noted that traps “can be inhumane through negligent care or use, but snares, body-crushing and body-gripping traps are inherently inhumane.”
While trappers went into a frenzy over this news, Council reminded them that they will still be able to use locking cage traps – so long as they are checked at least once a day – and perhaps more frequently when temperatures soar.
“This is a victory not just for animal advocates, not just for the city of LA and not just for us, but for all fur-bearing animals in North America,” said APFA Executive Director Lesley Fox. “We will celebrate this news and look forward to more cities following suit across the United States and Canada.”