Bobcat Economic Value Study

Summary of Study from Wyoming Untrapped During the winter of 2016, a bobcat was frequently seen near the Madison River in Yellowstone. This single bobcat brought in tourists, photographers, and wildlife watchers from nationwide which resulted in an economic benefit to...

This bobcat brings in $308,000 a year

Nice write-up in the Washington Post. Tourism is huge in New Mexico producing 100,000 jobs and generating over $2 billion in total annual income. Trapping, not so much. A bobcat’s economic value depreciates almost 1,000 times the moment you put a bullet in it. This is...

Legislative Update: Senate Bill 286

UPDATE MARCH 18, 2017 The New Mexico legislature ended its 2017 session today without any further action on SB 286, the NM WILDLIFE PROTECTION & PUBLIC SAFETY ACT. This billed stalled in its first hearing in the Senate Conservation Committee and no further action...

New Mexico Citizens Speak Out for Trap-Free Public Lands

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Bobcat in barn still had foot caught in illegal trap

Bobcat in barn still had foot caught in illegal trap

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...

Judge: Challenge to cougar trapping may proceed

Judge: Challenge to cougar trapping may proceed

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...

Cull of the Wild: The Truth behind Trapping

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...

Breaking News: Cougar Trapping Season Has Started

Breaking News: Cougar Trapping Season Has Started

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...

nm ziaKnow Your State Legislators!

Your New Mexico state Senator and Representative have the power to ban traps, snares and poisons on public lands. Find out who they are and let them know you oppose trapping on public lands. A simple phone call and email can make all the difference.


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.

People's Forum Panel Report on Public Lands Trapping

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.

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