The basis of their "request" most liely mirrors this on their send a comment page:
I was shocked by the recent undercover investigation by Born Free USA that documents outrageous and relentless cruelties imposed upon our state's wildlife by trappers. I was further appalled to learn that what few trapping regulations do exist are flouted by trappers, and that there seems to be little if any enforcement.
A majority of Pennsylvania residents value wildlife and the humane treatment of animals. At minimum Pennsylvania should:
-- Prohibit the use of all body-gripping traps and snares on public lands.
-- Implement requirements for how trapped animals will be killed and explicitly prohibit drowning, chest crushing, strangulation, suffocation and bludgeoning.
-- Require that all traps be checked at least once every 24 hours.
-- Increase enforcement efforts.
The damage trapping inflicts on our state's wildlife and the cruel methods used by trappers to kill captured animals are completely incompatible with the state's responsibility to protect wildlife and to serve the public interest.
I ask you to take immediate steps to protect wildlife and to better balance the interests of the public in our state. Thank you for your attention to this important issue.