Demand Raceway Remove Cruel Animal Traps

Target: Daniel Adkins, CEO Hazel Park Harness Raceway, Michigan

Goal: Remove cruel groundhog traps

Hazel Park Raceway in Michigan has set out numerous traps in order to kill unwanted groundhogs. These traps are the cruelest of their kind, made to grip the body of it’s victim and slowly suffocate it to death. These traps are horrifically inhumane and do not belong in this community.

Body-gripping traps consist of barbaric metal bars and prongs designed to clamp down on their victim and suffocate it to death. These traps are extremely cruel; victims suffer painful injuries such as disembowelment in which their intestines are forced out their mouths or rectums. Some animals can suffer for hours from horrific wounds that mimic bludgeoning injuries. Many unintended victims, such as dogs, cats, birds, squirrels, and all types of wildlife suffer and die slow, painful deaths.

These traps are horrifically inhumane and unnecessary. They do not belong anywhere near this community. Please tell Daniel Adkins, CEO of Hazel Park Harness Raceway, Michigan that he must remove these barbaric traps immediately.


Dear Daniel Adkins, CEO Harness Park Raceway, Michigan,

I was horrified to learn that traps were set out in areas surrounding the Hazel Park Raceway in a misguided effort to catch and kill unwanted groundhogs. These traps are dreadfully inhumane and kill many unintended victims. Please listen to your community’s concerns and remove these barbaric traps immediately.

Body-gripping traps have been set out in the areas surrounding Hazel Park Raceway in Michigan in order to capture and kill the unwanted groundhogs living in the habitat. These traps are especially cruel and inhumane. Made from metal bars and rods, the traps clamp down on an innocent victim, often causing the creature’s bowels to come out of its mouth or anus, causing an extremely slow, painful death. Victims can suffer for hours before dying from horrific injuries or suffocation. Many unintended victims, such as cats, dogs, birds, and local wildlife suffer horribly in these cruel, barbaric traps.

Communities surrounding Hazel Park Raceway in Michigan are outraged at this plan to control groundhogs. Many fear for the lives of their own beloved animals. Please consider the concerns expressed by local citizens and animal lovers alike and remove these gruesome traps immediately.


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  1. Katie Bittner says:

    Please stop this cruel practice. This is a dying industry thank goodness and I hope the horse racing stops all togeather soon!!!!

  2. racing for profit and heinous slow torture and agonizing death of poor creatures because of greedy, filth – subhuman, indifferent to anything but themselves and money

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