Despite the fact that the steel-jaw leghold trap has been outlawed in dozens of civilized nations, each year in the United States, its vicious jaws maim and kill an estimated 15 million animals. For wild creatures that have no owners awaiting their return, their cries of anguish go unheard and unanswered.
The Humane Society of the United States, "Trapping Agony Continues: The HSUS Fights to End the Anguish" (1986). HSUS Close Up Reports. Paper 4.