DELTA (NEWS 1130) – A B.C. animal rights group is sounding the alarm on inhumane traps after a raccoon was found in one, starved, dehydrated and with a broken leg.
Michael Howie with the group Fur-Bearers says the raccoon was caught in a trap in Ladner and eventually had to be euthanized. He says the city needs to step in.
“The City of Delta, we don’t know that they had anything to do with this trap and, in fact, I doubt they did,” he says. “However, they do have the opportunity to create a bylaw that would help prevent this kind of suffering specifically.”
The Fur-Bearers are offering a $1,000 reward for information on the person who set up the trap.
“What we’re really hoping is that this will cause the community to think about what has occurred,” Howie says. “Chances are there’s someone who knows someone who said something about raccoons in traps.”