Traps too risky to be allowed

I do not understand how anyone, within the city limits, can set traps whether it is on their private property or not.

To the Editor,

Re: Hikers stumble on traps near Linley Valley, Oct. 10.

I am in shock after reading the article on traps being found in Linley Valley.

I am sorry, but I do not understand how anyone, within the city limits, can set traps whether it is on their private property or not. That would mean that everyone who owns their piece of ground could set traps for whatever reason. How does this make sense?

In addition to this, the traps that were set, supposedly to catch beavers that may be doing some dam building, is ludicrous given the fact they will also catch humans and their pets, and these types of traps are horrendous with the damage they do to an animal. Are we truly this cruel? There are many of us that walk Linley Valley with our dogs on a regular basis and to put the public at risk just cannot be allowed to continue.

June RossNanaimo