An animal advocacy group is renewing calls for the province to look into laws around hunting traps.
Leslie Fox with the Fur Bearers Association says there should be warning signs around those traps.
Her comment comes in response to a lawsuit filed by Kamloops resident Burke Nesjan, whose dog was killed by a hunting trap north of the city.
“It’s reasonable to assume that when we’re hiking, when we’re bird watching, most people don’t think there are traps lurking in the bushes that could hurt them or their animals,” Nesjan says.
Fox says it’s up to the provincial government to create legislation.
“They’re absolutely paralyzed by bureaucracy when it comes to, ‘should there be warning signs?'”
Fox says about eight pets in B.C. are killed or maimed by hunting traps every year.
She says there could be more since pet owners aren’t required by law to report those incidents.