This spring along the Mississippi River and in several Minneapolis parks, beavers have been busy raising their newborn kits, chewing on trees and renovating their lodges.
These ecosystem engineers create habitat for many other animals and improve water quality — plus they're adorable.
Yet right now the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is planning to target them with painful leghold traps and strangulation snares. We can’t let it happen. Numerous
nonlethal methods already exist to protect ornamental trees from any beaver damage.
the board that cruel and indiscriminate traps have no place in our parks.