Friday, November 18, 1977

I am glad the issue to ban the leg hold traps that was voted on last Tuesday failed. Banning leg hold traps is just a start that would lead to other things. Before we knew it they would be banning live traps, hunting and even fishing. The argument saying the traps are cruel is not strong. Sure they are cruel, but so are live traps. Trapping is a big industry in Ohio and a tradition, and we should not ban them because we don't want to be cruel to animals. It would be too big of a step at one time.