Welcome to BanCruelTraps.com. This site helps you to understand the cruel effect traps and trapping have on huge numbers of wild and domestic animals. It also contains many of the tools useful in starting, leading, or working within a successful campaign to reduce or end the trapping of animals.
For those visitors wishing to learn about trapping, visit About and Get the Facts to learn more about this issue and what Born Free USA united with API is doing to help. If you are ready to get active to ban cruel traps in your community, then please visit Take Action and sign up for our Action Alert Team to get the news as it happens. You can also use this site to get updated trapping statistics for your state and to order a range of resources and publications to help and inform you. Whatever you need to get informed or take action to end the cruel practice of trapping, Born Free USA united with API is here to help. Contact us for any information or advice you need.
In reaction to recent reports that the demand for fur in China is causing a revival of fur farms in the United States, Born Free USA wants the public to be aware of the animal welfare and environmental consequences. The leading animal welfare and wildlife conservation organization estimates that there are more than 270 fur farms in the country, with approximately 3 million mink killed every year. Wisconsin, Utah, Idaho, Minnesota and Oregon are home to the highest number of fur farms on record.
Reporting Non-Target Trapping Incidents
It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of "non-target" animals fall victim to indiscriminate body-gripping traps each year in the U.S. alone. Submit a Report if you have experienced an incident of a companion or other non-target animal being trapped. We will use this information to make a difference and work to end cruel trapping in your community. See our Non-Target Trapping Incidents here.
Find out how many animals of which species are trapped in your state. Our trapping statistics database, updated through 2003, is a useful tool for researchers, legislators and the media and the public, demonstrating the extent of the trapping problem.