Cornwall Ontario is paying a Trapper hundreds of dollars to place Conibear KILL TRAPS in Guindon Park. The scenic locale is home to paths frequented by dog owners, joggers, and even RC vehicle enthusiasts.
The trap pictured above was less than 10 feet from a path with very little slope.
The issue is not new to Cornwall Ontario, but the traps are now seeming to be there at all hours.
There are some signs in Guindon Park, but small children and of course dogs can’t read them. If it’s dark or someone misses the sign that also could lead to tragedy.
The question for many is if the beavers should be killed in the first place and if they must is trapping the best solution considering the potential dangers to users of the City owned park?
A Conibear Trap like those used in Guindon Park
Wyatt Walsh who lives across from the Park and regularly walks his dog Virgil there.
When I spoke with City Management about this issue it was explained to me that this is how it’s been for ages although last year it was reported that the traps would only be in the park during night hours. Our interview with Mr. Walsh above took place mid afternoon and there was no shortage of visible traps.
Our question to you amazing and wise viewers of The Cornwall Free News is if you feel that beavers need to be eradicated, and if the city does need to remove them from a park should traps like this be used where they can hurt or kill pets or humans?
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