OUR SAY: It’s time to make traps illegal
I HOPE the State Government takes heed of the words of RSPCA senior inspector Georgia Sakzewski and makes the use of traps with metal jaws illegal.
This couple say they did not intend to cause injury to the cat (see page 1).
But the very act of owning and setting the traps meant they were a risk not only to cats but any animal and to any adult or child on the couple's property.
Using these traps in an effort to catch rats is completely inappropriate.
I know there are people in our community who do not feel kindly towards cats.
I can understand the frustration people feel about wandering cats that trespass on their properties and kill native wildlife.
But I hope that those who don't particularly like cats will sympathise with the suffering this poor creature went through.
This cat would have been in terrible pain and thinking of that as a cat lover makes me extremely sad.
I hope the State Government will see that these traps carry a real risk of inflicting serious pain and injury.
Let's get rid of them.