It was the family’s second dog killed by such a trap.In the past two years, there have been hundreds, perhaps thousands, of incidents of dogs and cats getting caught in traps set to snare bobcats, coyotes, and other fur-bearing animals.“The debate becomes a platform for all sorts of folks.” The nonprofit Footloose Montana gave up on a fall ballot proposal because of pushback from several state agencies. Some advocates have had more success at the local level—Dubois and Trap Free New Mexico convinced Los Alamos County to pass a resolution against trapping in March—but even that can be an uphill battle.For now, dog owners have few options but to be wary while on public land.In 1991 she played Nora in Chekhov's A Doll's House in the Festival of Perth.A year later she played the lead role in Strindberg's Miss Julie for the Sydney Theatre Company.In Minnesota, annual trapping licenses now top 10,000, nearly double the number in 2000.How much additional risk that represents for domestic animals is difficult to quantify, since there is no comprehensive database tracking incidents.
Thanks to demand in China and Russia for fur-trimmed coats, a coyote pelt that sold for roughly a decade ago now goes for . Highly coveted bobcat pelts can fetch up to ,100 at auction. That means there are thousands of new trappers and perhaps tens of thousands of additional traps in the field.“She was screaming and crying, and I hardly recognized it was her.” The jaws of a foothold trap, baited with bobcat urine, had snapped shut on Jetta’s right front leg. “By some miracle, one of my friends had just watched a video that showed how to open similar traps,” says Dubois.“It was not intuitive.” After being freed, Jetta was limping a little, but there was no permanent damage. In January, a 12-year-old Idaho boy watched as his dog, Loyal, was killed in a trap, despite his parents’ efforts to save her.She turned down the role of Catherine Trammell in Basic Instinct (1992).In 1996, she won an Emmy Award for her work as Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna of Russia in the television film, Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny, and was nominated for a Golden Globe and numerous other awards.