VIDEO: Dog rescued from leg-crushing trap in national park

Published: Nov. 24, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Scott Smith

YANGMINGSHAN NATIONAL PARK, Taiwan, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Seán McCormack runs an animal welfare organization in Taiwan known as the Sanctuary, which has rescued and found homes for countless animals.

Although Taiwan's countryside is beautiful, according to Seán it is also littered with traps that maim and kill stray animals.

This video shows a dog being rescued in Yangmingshan National Park after being caught in a cruel-looking gin trap, which pins an animal's legs between steel bars.

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