Stop Drowning Otters for Their Fur

Target: Catherine Gjessing, General Counsel of Vermont Fish and Wildlife

Goal: Stop trapping and killing otters.

Otters are social and intelligent animals that are unfortunately still hunted heavily for their unique fur. In Vermont, trappers are allowed to set traps underwater that cause the animal to drown. It is time to stop profiting off of dead animals.

Trappers often use body-grip, leg-hold, foot-hold, and most commonly Conibear and pocket set traps in order to obtain otters. Conibear traps are placed underwater and cause otters to drown. This terrifying ordeal can last up to eight minutes. Pocket set traps are full body traps that slam down on the animal but do not necessarily cause a quick death. Most traps lead to agonizing deaths or incredibly painful injuries. The event is so stressful and scary that animals have been known to chew off their own limbs in order to escape.

Sign this petition and demand that Vermont lawmakers ban otter trapping. No animal should be killed for human greed.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Gjessing,

Unfortunately due to otters’ unique fur, these social and intelligent animals are trapped and killed in order for people to make a quick buck. It is time to stop exploiting and killing animals for profit.

Trapping is an incredibly stressful and scary situation for animals and often leads to capturing non-targeted wildlife including dogs, cats and endangered species. It is not uncommon for animals to chew off limbs in order to escape these traps. Otters even face the threat of underwater traps, which lead to a long, agonizing death by drowning. Seventy-five percent of people from Vermont want to ban this cruelty, and it is time you listen to your people.

Please consider putting an end to trapping otters and banning it completely. Fur is not a necessity and should not be treated as such. Please let these otters live out the life nature intended.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Joe Robertson

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66 Comments

  1. Horrible!!! Otters are amazing and there is no need for their fur!! People don’t want their fur anymore!!!!!! Please STOP killing the otters!!!!!!!!

  2. END THE CRUELTY ON THE OTTERS FOR THE FUR NOW.

  3. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU VERMONTERS, DO YOU REALLY HAVE TO BE ASSHOLES TOO? DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!! JUST S-T-O-P IT NOW!!!

  4. KAREN TIPPING says:

    WHAT SORT OF A MIND DO YOU TWATS HAVE !

    LEAVE THE CREATURES ALONE TO LIVE THEIR SHORT LIVES IN PEACE.

    TAKING AN ANIMALS LiFE FOR ITS FUR IS UNACCEPTABLE AND ABHORRENT !

  5. Yes!!!! I agree with u guys. Leave them alone y don’t u?? How about we swop- we take humans instead? What would u do u bloody morons! They have every right to live in this world as we do. NATURE WAS INTENDED TO BE BEAUTIFUL WITH THESE PRETTY N WONDERFUL CREATURES IN IT TO BLEND N MAKE LIFE WORTHWHILE! HUMANS WANT EVERYTHING BUT HAPPENS WHEN THISEARTH-MOTHER EARTH IS NO LONGER AROUND? WHAT WILL THE HUMANS LOOK FOR NEXT? U WANT SOMETHING NICE BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF THESE CREATURE S LIVES. STOP IT RIGHT NOW!! ITS SO HEARTBREAKING N PAINFUL TO KNOW THAT THEY CAN NO LONGERTRUST IN US AS FRIENDS! AND THAT THEY R CONSTANTLY BEING EXPOSED TO UNWARRANTED SUFFERING. IT REALLY IS. THIS WORLD IS BIG ENOUGH FOR ALL IN IT TO LIVE N ITS PROBLEMS CAN B SOLVED IF ALL OF US SIT DOWN N FIND A SOLUTION TO IT.AFTER ALL SHARE N CARE.HAVENT U HEARD OF THIS? PLSE HELP THEM N NOT HURT THEM. THEY LOOK UP TO US FOR OUR UNDERSTANDING N CARE.WE HAVE THAT ABILITY TO DO SO,SO PLSE IF WE ALL TRY, IM SURE THERE US A WAY.IF HUMANS ARE BEING TREATED THIS WAY WILL THE WORLD KEEP QUIET? WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO TAKE ANOTHER LIFE THIS IS SOMETHING WR HUMANS HAVE TO REMEMBER.

  6. Blair Fletcher says:

    Fucking low-life shitfuckers should be lined up and their heads crushed. I think these mofus should be the ones culled.

  7. Selena Brooks says:

    WTF! WOW A BIG ASS HUMAN WHO CANNOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE HIMSELF WARM HAS TO KILL SMALL OTTERS. THIS REALLY MAKES ME MAD 😡 JUST STOP IT JUST STOP! IDIOTS, IDIOTS AND MORE IDIOTS…….ALL FUR BELONGS TO THE ANIMAL NOT ON DISGUSTING HUMANS!

  8. These animals need their fur much more than we do.

  9. Email, call and write Senator Bernie Sanders: let him hear directly from you. I’m reaching out to him. His voice will speak loudly to not only the local trappers who are killing – but also to the community at large. Speak up.

  10. This is a DISGUSTING THING TO DO TO AN ANIMAL!! This is horribly cruel – can you imagine the stress, fear, and panic of being Drowned???!!! THIS IS INEXCUSABLE, UNNECESSARY, AND UNACCEPTABLE. STOP THIS MADNESS.

  11. Richard Hofman Richard Hofman says:

    Made in USA! The animals in there=human beings in there!

  12. THIS KIND OF BARBARISM AGAINST LIVING CREATURES IS LESS THAN INHUMANE AND MUST HAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE CRIMINAL RABBLE!
    STOP ULTIMATELY THESE ENDLESS INCONSIDERATION FOR THE WHOLE WORLD !!!

    KICK ALL OF THE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE OUT OF THEIR PROFESSION AND LET THEM PAY REPARATION TO FUTURE GENERATIONS!

    THE DEVIL SHOULD TAKE  ALL   RESPONSIBLE   PERSONS  AWAY   –  ONCE  FOR ALL !

  13. Caryl Sawyer says:

    Evidently Gjessing and the other residents of Vermont don’t care what the rest of the world thinks of them. Stay ignorant, but you definitely will not get any of our $$$ this year. We have canceled our family trip to Vermont, not inclined to hear Dueling Banjos.

  14. Only animals need FUR. To have fur coats or stoles etc. is sheer vanity (and perhaps boasting how much money you have) as there are so many alternatives to keep warm. Look at the celebrities you admire and see how many furs they wear. If you really cared you would BOYCOTT their music, concerts, cd’s, streaming, and particularly the products THEY endorse. That would send a real message.Say NO to fur.

  15. Jaime Perez says:

    This is no way to treat an innocent animal. Leave the otters alone! Fur belongs on animals, NOT humans.

  16. Lilian Caughlin says:

    Fur is no longer IN as people have evolved over the years. Why cause misery and despair. Everybody knows by now that animals have feelings of loss, pain and despair just like humans. I would like to see a trapper caught in his own trap and be televised. What a concept. They should get a regular job like the rest of us and leave wildlife alone. Just a bunch of dirty anti social cretins. Who needs them.

  17. Drown those bastards what is wrong with these countries laws . They have no consideration for animal welfare . Bunch of fucking arseholes.

  18. Barton Dixon says:

    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein

    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer

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