I have dogs and like mine a lot, I even carry insurance on them. I understand that sometimes they get out. We even pad lock our kennels and once in a while they still figure out how to escape, so I understand it happens. But blaming the trapper is not the right thing. If he had shot your dog I would feel bad for you, but he trapper can only do so much. most are not worth getting bit over.
* (Swinging club) Whack! whack! whack! *
Nope, the old nag's still dead .