About Humane, Live Traps

Conibear Traps and Hancock/Bailey Traps

Using body-gripping traps without restrictions would effectively allow a return to the days of recreational trapping, something that 64% of Massachusetts’ voters decried in 1996 when they voted in favor of a ballot initiative.

One of the major claims that proponents of trapping make is that Conibear traps are more effective, less dangerous, and more humane than the Hancock/Bailey box and cage type traps. The MSPCA disagrees.

Claim:  Conibear Traps are Humane; Box and Cage Traps are Dangerous and Inhumane

MSPCA Response

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