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Legislative Update: Senate Bill 286 is not dead! Encourage our sponsor Senator Pete Campos not to give up!
Hello TrapFree NM Friends, Many of you are wondering just what happened last Tuesday in the Senate Conservation Committee hearing of SB 286, the bill to ban traps and poisons from public land. After impassioned testimony from the public, the senators on the committee...
RADIO INTERVIEW: Legislation on Trapping, Poisoning & Hunting Contests with Mary Katherine Ray, Sierra Club, Rio Grande Chapter
Mary Katherine Ray discusses Legislation on Trapping, Poisoning & Hunting Contests with Mary Katherine Ray, Sierra Club, Rio Grande Chapter on The Richard Eeds Show - February 14,...
UPDATE – Senate Bill SB 286 to will be heard Tuesday, Feb 21, at 8 AM. Please arrive early if you plan to attend.
Senate Bill 286, the NM WILDLIFE PROTECTION & PUBLIC SAFETY ACT to prohibit traps and poisons on New Mexico's public lands has been rescheduled in the Senate Conservation Committee. It was taken off the agenda last week but is now back on. It will be heard this...
Albuquerque Journal, February 1, 2017 For years, those who support the archaic and barbaric practice of using leghold, bodygrip and snare traps have argued it’s simply a way of life and livelihood for a segment of New Mexico’s population. They wax nostalgic about...
New Mexico Citizens Speak Out for Trap-Free Public Lands
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By Rick Nathanson / Albuquerque Journal From time to time, Christine Landers would encounter the same “beautiful” male bobcat in her Placitas barn early in the morning when she awoke to feed her horses and do other chores. They would briefly make eye contact before...
A federal magistrate judge is allowing a lawsuit that asserts a state wildlife agency’s decision to open a cougar trapping season on public lands violates the Endangered Species Act to proceed. The cougar trapping season, which began Nov. 1 and ends March 31, is the...
There is a trio of wildlife bills proposed this legislative session that would cost the state – and thus taxpayers – nothing in cash while earning them the moral high ground when it comes to respecting New Mexico’s wildlife and ecosystems, which belong to those same...
A provocative exposé of the corrupt and inhumane trapping industry that kills between four and five million animals annually, perpetuated indiscriminately by the Wildlife Services arm of the US...
While APNM’s state and federal lawsuits are still ongoing, the legal process can take months or years—and the cougar trapping carnage has now begun. Starting November 1 of this year—for the first time in nearly five decades—millions of acres of New Mexico’s private...
Article in Making Tracks, Winter 2016 Issue In August 2016, APNM’s Cruelty Case Manager was alerted to an extreme animal cruelty case in which two missing dogs in Taos were found severely injured, caught in cruel leg-hold traps on a neighbor’s property. Both were...
New Mexicans want safe, trap-free public lands
TrapFree New Mexico is a coalition opposing cruel, destructive traps on public lands. Traps pose an unacceptable risk to public lands users, companion animals, and wildlife. We seek a ban on traps on public lands in New Mexico for the sake of public safety, wildlife and ecological integrity. More than 100 countries worldwide have banned or severely restricted the use of traps. New Mexico should do the same.
The New Mexico Legislature should ban trapping on public lands in New Mexico because traps harm people, animal companions, and whole populations of wildlife including rare species. Most New Mexican voters believe that trapping is cruel and unnecessary.
League of Humane Voters
Lobos of the Southwest
Mercy for Animals
National Urban Wildlife Coalition
No Cruel Traps on Public Lands
People's Forum Panel on New Mexico Public Lands Trapping
Pulling for Life
Fur Free Alliance