The non-selective and highly destructive steel jaw leghold trap is the most common type of trap, used to catch millions of animals for their fur each year in the U.S.
Victims suffer excruciating pain and fear as they tear ligaments and break teeth in their struggle to free themselves from the bone-crushing trap. Many unintended animals are caught in these cruel traps as well, including companion animals, birds and even endangered species. AWI has been campaigning vigorously for years against the steel trap in this country and abroad.
Last Updated: December 30, 2010