Body gripping traps are commonly used in water sets. Due to the "instant kill" trap design, many states prohibit the use of body gripping sets on land and require larger traps like the 220 or 330 to be submerged under water. Some states allow the use of conibear land sets however the trap must be set several feet above ground.
Though some steel-jaw traps are padded, they still leave animals immobile, exposed, and helpless. Fur-Bearer Defenders Animals caught in these traps are terrified and in excruciating pain. They are forced to suffer just so that their head can be mounted on a wall and their fur can be made into a coat.