MADISON, Wis. — A proposal to trap animals near a Dane County park has some residents voicing concerns.
The Dane County Park Commission will vote on this issue Wednesday night, and at the heart of this trapping debate looks to be a recent rule change from the state.
Carolyn Schueppel is one resident who opposes trapping near McCarthy Park.
“It’s hard for them to understand what it’s really like for people who empathize with animals unless you actually see the animal die in the trap,” said Schueppel, who is concerned about a Dane County plan to approve recreational trapping on one of the county’s newly purchased parcels of land.
The 25-acre parcel of land sits just outside McCarthy County Park.
In October, Schueppel’s border collie died after getting caught in a trap near a nature conservancy.
“It’s just completely wrong,” said Schueppel.
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