Warning! Graphic images below

While the photos below are hard to look at, we think it is important to share the hidden truth about trapping, and the indiscriminate harm that it can cause to wildlife and pets. The images below depict real animals suffering due to trapping.

A Bald Eagle caught in a leg-hold trap in Stevensville, Montana. Bald eagles are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The eagle was “skinny, exhausted, dehydrated, and injured” according to the Wild Skies Raptor Center, who rescued the imperiled bird. Most eagles that become trapped do not survive.

In December of 2023, East of Clancy, Montana near Warm Springs Rd, a two year old border collie dog was severely injured in a leg-hold trap. She spent over a month at the veterinarian, and required amputation and a skin graft. The trap was on National Forest land.

A bloodied wolverine suffering in a trap. Wolverines are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Killing wolverines is prohibited under both federal and state law. Even when they aren’t targeted, they can fall victim to indiscriminate traps.