Beavers in Vermont need help!

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In Defense of Animals report that there’s a grim fate waiting for too many beavers in Vermont.   They face the threat and danger of beaver kits, and the danger of being ensnared by a cruel underwater leg-hold trap. 

These animals are vital eco-system engineers and there’s a chance to change this and safeguard a family of beavers in Orange County from such a cruel end.

IDA have joined forces with Vermont Wildlife Patrol to install a Beaver Deceiver flow device, which could both protect the local beaver family and be a beacon of hope for wild animal conservation efforts.

Beavers, say the IDA, are amongst the most commonly trapped animals.  And yet they are vital – they play a critical role in eco-systems because they create wetlands which both boost biodiversity and improve the quality of water.  These wetlands can also help with wildfires and reduce flooding.

The aim is to raise $4,000 needed to buy and install this life saving device.  It’s a very compassionate alternative to the $13,000 of tax payer money wasted on dam removals and cruel trapping.   IDA USA is asking for donations to support this purchase and installation.  

Find out more

Save Vermont’s Beavers From Cruel Trapping

Visit Vermont Wildlife Patrol

Visit Beaver Deceivers here.



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