Protect Endangered Ocelot From Cruel Snares and Traps


Target: Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

Goal: Remove dangerous snares and traps from the ocelot’s habitat.

The ocelot is dying due to the placement of snares and traps in its habitat. The traps are a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) plan to rid the area of predatory animals. Take a stand for this rare cat and ban snares and traps from its habitat.

The government’s war on predators is now eradicating the innocent. The traps meant to control the coyote, bear, and bobcat populations are killing ocelots in the process. A report filed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service confirmed that snares and traps put ocelots at risk. Despite this, the USDA continues to use the traps in the ocelot’s habitat.

Fewer than 100 ocelots remain in the United States. We must stand with the Center for Biological Diversity and the Animal Welfare Institute in their fight to save this species. Sign below and ban snares and traps from the ocelot’s habitat.


Dear Mr. Vilsack,

The ocelot nearly went extinct once due to the use of cruel traps and snares. Now, the devices that you use to kill unwanted predators are again targeting this rare cat. We demand that you halt the use of traps and snares in the ocelot’s habitat.

Fewer than 100 ocelots remain in the United States. That number continues to dwindle as more die in your traps everyday. There must be a way to control the bear, bobcat, and coyote populations without driving the ocelot to extinction.

The ocelot deserves a chance to thrive. We demand that you immediately halt the use of traps and snares to protect this endangered species.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Traps and snares should not be used in areas that other wildlife can be harmed by. Please halt this from continuing.

  2. Jenny Rae says:

    Please don’t let another species be decimated. Traps not only snare targeted animals but also other important species required for healthy habitat. Traps have always been cruel and barbaric. STOP the unnecessary cruelty and pain NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. When will the race of human’s learn that by harming and killing every and any animal on the face of this planet, that we will also cause our own demise. Live and let live in the name of mercy not GREED for the love of $$$$$$

  4. must ban all trapping of sacred wildlife now.= make laws to ban the trapping now.

  5. Vilsack is utterly incompetent and it is time for him to be replaced.

  6. Linda Barnett says:

    There has to be an IMMEDIATE ban from using these traps and snares if we are to save this precious species from being added to the extinction list. The Ocelot’s habitat must be made safe and secure from man’s selfish ways. The Ocelot has rights, as do we, and we must respect their rights and protect them from harm. The statistic of few than 100 Ocelot remaining is alarming! We must do all that we can to prevent losing this rare cat and the U.S. Department of Agriculture MUST abolish their plans if we are to save this beautiful cat from becoming extinct.

  7. Bev Woodburn says:

    U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) plan to rid the area of predatory animals. They are a lot of uneducated arse holes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture pea size brains are so far up their dumb arse holes they wouldn,t know the difference between right and wrong and saving the innocent Wildlife and all animals.
    Always the innocent animals suffering and becoming extinct because of the dumb arse and uncaring human species.

  8. Charleen Murphy says:

    No trap should be used to kill any Precious being!!!

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared. ?

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