Success: Apartment Complex Stops Cruelly Killing Squirrels

Target: Manager of Tanglewood Apartments

Goal: Praise Tanglewood Apartments for no longer using traps to kill squirrels as a means of population control.

Tanglewood Apartments in Indiana had allegedly been setting up cruel “body-gripping traps” around the complex to kill off squirrels. Thankfully, the traps have now been taken down and the squirrels have nothing to fear.

Not only is trapping and killing incredibly inhumane, but it is also an ineffective method of population control. Mass killings lead to an increase in resources which leads to more breeding and an increased population. In addition, traps can kill non-target wildlife including endangered species. Thankfully, petitions like this one at ForceChange were signed and sent to help those who cannot speak for themselves.

Sign this petition and praise the apartment complex for making the compassionate choice to no longer harm these innocent animals.


Dear Manager,

Recently, Tanglewood Apartments took down its “body-gripping traps” that were being used to kill squirrels as a means of population control. Thank you for making this compassionate change.

Not only is trapping cruel, but it is also ineffective. A sudden drop in population leads to increased resources which leads to more breeding and an increased population. Trapping can also kill non-target wildlife including protected species. There are many other cruelty-free methods of population control and I encourage you to look into these ways.

Thank you for listening to the public’s concerns and taking down these torturous traps. Squirrels are gentle creatures that mean no harm and should not be treated so terribly.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    This is wonderful news for these innocent squirrels!! Thank you so much for your kindness toward them!!

  2. Good news for squirrels!


  4. What was the issue? I want more information. What some think are cute can become real pests. Sometimes the cure is very easy. I worked trimming xmas trees and the biggest issue was deer eating the trees. The fix was a spray comprised of eggs the deer hated the taste and never bother the farm.
    Squirrels can be disease carriers more so when their numbers increase. Experts need to be called.

  5. I will not “praise” or “thank” the owners/management of an apartment complex that killed animals with cruel traps. These folks needed a petition to stop them???? Sorry no thanks or praise from me.

  6. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared

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