Friday, July 16, 2021

Leghold Hawk Trap

This trap was for sale in a Mennonite antique shop in Harrisonburg, Virginia. 

Leghold traps were (and sometimes still are) mounted on pole-mounted platforms overlooking chicken coops and fishing weirs.  When triggered, the traps snap leg bones, cruelly maiming and killing hawks, eagles, falcons, and ospreys alike.  In the pantheon of trapping horrors, few can compete with the decimating efficiency and cold-blooded cruelty of bone-snapping leghold hawk traps.

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