Animal rights group pushes for leg trap ban

 

Animal rights groups are calling on Connecticut lawmakers to ban leg hold traps.

The traps snap shut on an animal's leg and are often used to target foxes and coyotes.

A video shot in the woods near Briscoe Road showing a red fox struggling to escape from a leg trap prompted Cathy Kangas, a member of the U.S. Humane Society, to urge state lawmakers to ban the traps.