Contrary to misconception, leghold traps are, indeed, humane.
The young lady uses her own fingers to prove how safe these traps really are.
Watch as this young trapper puts her hand in two sizes of traps to show us the truth about leghold traps.
Leghold or foothold traps have an ugly impression on many people that don't truly know anything about them. They feel these traps are inhumane, but this young trapper clears the air of this false notion. She uses her own fingers in place of an animal's leg.
The modern leghold trap is set to hold an animal at the location until the trapper returns, not to mangle or amputate the leg of the trapped animal.