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Welcome to This site helps you to understand the the best bait for rat traps effective 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 Immediate Release: 09/24/22

Born Free USA Offers Reward for Information in Brutal, Dallas, Trapping Case


Born Free USA, a national leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for setting an illegal leghold trap in the Highland Park area of Dallas, that resulted in a raccoon suffering tremendously and losing his life. The reward is being added to an existing $1,000 reward being offered by the Humane Society (WHS) who uncovered this horrific case.

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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.

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Trapping Statistics

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.

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