Petition: Punish Poachers Who Use Wire Snares To Destroy Wildlife

Petition: Punish Poachers Who Use Wire Snares To Destroy Wildlife

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Wildlife drives species extinction. In fact, the impending sixth mass extinction will largely be caused by the killing of animal species. Animals like elephants, rhinos, lions, and more are seriously threatened by wildlife poaching.

Poaching is the illegal of an animal and that is bad enough no matter which method of killing you use, but some decide to make their crime even more cruel by using torturous methods such as snaring.

In 2018, National Geographic reported that snaring officially became the greatest threat to . That same year they also reported how baby Asian elephants were being crippled by snares that set.

Another big problem with these snares is that they can catch any animal (even people have been caught in snares). While ideally, no animal would be caught in a snare, they affect more than just the targeted animals.

What happens when a snare, a metal wire with a noose, catches an animal is this: “it closes around their leg, and they have no way of getting it off again. They panic and run around, drawing the noose tighter and tighter.

Sometimes the wire cuts off [circulation] to the afflicted limb. In worst case scenarios, animals tangle themselves up in the wire and it cuts into their flesh, all over their body. They remain trapped, and as time passes they suffer terribly.

They have no food or water. No way to get to shelter. And the wire gradually begins to corrode, leaving brightly colored marks in their wounds.”

Snares should be banned everywhere, but even in places where they are banned, poachers use them anyway. After all, poaching in itself is illegal. What’s necessary is strong punishment against the people who use snares to brutally kill animals for their own profit.

Sign this asking the United Nations to take action against this!

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 1 June 2020. Lead Image: This was the first spotting of Naturinda by photographer Steve Winter. The lioness had been treated once for her wounds, but her condition deteriorated and she had become very weak. Shortly after this photo was taken, she was captured and cared for again by veterinarians, and made a full recovery. PHOTOGRAPH BY STEVE WINTER.


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Isabelle Fernandès

Punissez les braconniers qui utilisent des collets métalliques pour détruire la faune!

destinataire: Nations Unies
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D’innombrables animaux innocents meurent partout dans le monde à cause des pièges.

Ajoutez votre nom si vous voulez vous assurer qu’ils paient le prix! https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/915/953/216/

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Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Poachers should be poached into extinction. Signed and tweeted

Hanzade Öztuna

Well, the United Nations will not take any action against it as its member – states have been allowing such abuses.

Robert Piller
Robert Piller

Why do you use Care Petition Site? They’re one of the most awkward time-consuming sites to use. I shared it but I can’t be bothered to fill in War & Peace Part One myself.

Daniel Bambu

humans are monster…Poor animals! I signed the petition …

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Pétition signée…

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Signed already

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Shoot poachers on spot!

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every dollar helps. can you give one? signed, shared, contributed.

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