Not far from a hiking trail, fixed on a tree, we spotted a weird black box. Inside, there was a rusted killing device.
These are called Conibear / Bodygrip Trap. They are fatal and used for wild fur animals such as muskrat, mink, skunk, marten, bobcat, otter, raccoon and beaver. They could also be really dangerous for curious humans, hikers, joggers, etc.
Instantaneous death is rarely a guarantee with killing traps, resulting in excruciating pain for animals that become victim to these cruel devices. We didn’t hesitate, we took a tree branch, disarmed the trap and brought it with us.
Fuck trappers, leave the animals alone, cowards! Such small direct actions can saves lives.