Yukon dog was killed in legal trap, official confirms

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A trap that killed a woman’s dog in Watson Lake, Yukon, was legally set, the territory’s environment department has confirmed.

“In this case yes, the individual was a licensed trapper in full compliance with the trapping regulations,” said Gord Hitchcock, Yukon’s chief conservation officer.

The dog, Scout, had been out running on a trail alongside owner Deana Zorn’s ATV last week when it happened. The conibear trap, according to Zorn, was just a few feet off the trail that she and Scout used almost daily.

Scout had apparently been killed instantly, and Zorn didn’t realize what had happened until she noticed Scout was missing and went looking.

Zorn is devastated and said she didn’t understand how a dangerous trap

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