Don’t Kill Defenseless Animals

Target: Thomas F. Kelaher and City Councilmen of Toms River, New Jersey

Goal: Replace inhumane beaver traps that senselessly kill all types of animals with more humane devices to stop flooding.

Many innocent beavers are in danger of being trapped and killed. We need to take action to stop any and all senseless deaths from taking place.

City councilmen of Toms River, New Jersey have apparently determined beavers need to be trapped because resident homes are in danger of being flooded by the dams the animals build. Sadly, the traps that are proposed to be used to solve this problem–conibear traps–are cruel devices that snaps the beaver’s spinal column at the neck when the trap is entered. In many cases, the beaver suffers a great amount of pain before finally passing away. Unfortunately, oftentimes other animals also get trapped and die in these horrible devices.

A local animal organization known as the Unexpected Wildlife Refuge has already said they would put an apparatus in a central pond that would stop any flooding that could potentially be caused by beaver dams. However, according to the group, the mayor refuses to listen to any such ideas and—instead—is insistent on keeping up the cruel traps.

Demand any traps be taken down immediately and that more humane ways be utilized to deal with flooding or any other potential problems caused by beaver dams. Innocent animals do not deserve to die when there are more humane ways to solve the problem.


Dear Mayor Kelaher,

Traps have apparently been set out to catch and kill several beavers in your town. It is important that humane methods be used to solve any problems caused by beavers in order to spare the lives of several animals.

These traps oftentimes cause an unnecessary amount of pain to a beaver before finally killing it. In addition, cats, dogs and other animals also get stuck in these traps and die. Since the animal organization Unexpected Wildlife Refuge has volunteered to install a device that would stop flooding caused by beaver dams near Lake Placid, using inhumane traps to kill these animals is simply inexcusable.

I therefore urge you to immediately have any such traps removed and to support using more humane methods to solve potential problems that may be caused as a result of beaver dams being built. Innocent animals do not deserve to die when there are more civil solutions that can be utilized.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Beavers are beautiful, unique, intelligent animals. Stop harming them! Please remove these traps!

  2. Monica Reis says:

    Stop hurting and killing animals!

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