Welcome to Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN!

Below are the links to two maps that show where dogs have been killed and where dogs have been trapped or snared.

Map showing where 81 MN dogs were reported killed in MN

  • The body grip trap set most likely to kill your dog is the cubby (box) set shown in the lower left photo.  The trap is placed in the opening and the bait (beaver, grouse or pheasant) placed in the back of the box.
  • The video link below the photos shows the trap from your dog's perspective. 
  • Take the Zip Tie quiz to find out if zip ties will save your dog.

Here's the problem (Click on photos to enlarge)

This body grip trap is less than 100 yards off a popular grouse hunting trail.  It's the dark painted box in the center of the photo.  The picture was taken November 30, 2015.
This photo was taken March 5th in Sand Dunes SF near Zimmerman.  Would your dog stick it's head in the trap to reach the bait?
Here is a close-up of an abandoned bucket set just 20' from a trail

(WARNING: It's simulated graphic)

At least 30 more dogs have been killed since Oct 20, 2012 when the MN Trappers Association regulations went into effect.

Do you think these regulations are protecting your dog?

The same sets that have killed dogs for decades are still legal to use in MN.

What we want

We want proven, common-sense regulations to protect dogs from lethal traps & snares. Dog safe regulations

What we do
We protect dogs from methods of trapping that are done in ways that endanger dog’s lives.

Who we are
We are dog lovers from across the state of Minnesota who work with our state legislators, DNR officials, local authorities,
and other dog enthusiasts to regulate the use of lethal trapping devices to reduce their danger to domestic dogs.

We are non-partisan trappers, upland game hunters, waterfowl hunters, hounds men, and all kinds of dog lovers
who want to be free to enjoy the great outdoors without risk of losing our canine companions to lethal trapping methods

When this issue is resolved, we'll get out of politics and back to what we love the most: spending time in the woods and fields with our dogs.

Three more steps and your dog is dead. There is a solution.

Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN
26385 County Road 3
Merrifield, MN 56465

501(c)(4) political-action organization.

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Dog Lovers 4 Safe Trapping MN is a non-profit organization
Donations may be used to lobby for Minnesota State legislation, and are therefore not tax deductible.