VICTORY! Governor Signs SB 32 "Roxy's Law"

New law represents a monumental victory for native wildlife and public lands

Neiman Marcus Group will ditch fur

The Neiman Marcus Group, which includes retailers Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call and Horchow, has just announced it will end its use of animal fur in favor of more ethical alternatives. The luxury retailer will end its use of animal fur, and will close all...

New Mexico Citizens Speak Out for Trap-Free Public Lands

New Mexico citizens speak out for trap-free public lands

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Estonia Joins 14 Other European Countries in Banning Fur Farming

Estonia just announced that it will ban fur farming in its entirety, marking history as the first Baltic country to abandon fur. This week, The Riigikogu, Estonia’s parliament, voted on the bill to ban fur farming in the country and 55 out of 101 members voted in...

Trap Incident Report: Farmington, NM

Trap Incident Report: Farmington, NM

We have walked this area for fifteen years. There are expensive homes nearby and it is becoming very popular. A new trail was created last summer. A female husky named Twilight was caught in a trap placed underneath a tree and baited with a cat carcass and dead bird....

Signing Roxy’s Law moves New Mexico forward

MY VIEW BY CHRIS SMITH Thinking about some other Western states’ version of so-called “leadership,” I am grateful for what we have here in New Mexico. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is infamous for assaulting a journalist, attempting to undermine democracy and violating...

Lujan Grisham signs trapping ban, education package

BY DAN MCKAY / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham began a critical week Monday by signing legislation that will deliver extra money to some schools and ban animal trapping on public land – a burst of action as she faces a Friday deadline to...

Governor Lujan Grisham signs bill banning traps, snares, and poisons on New Mexico public lands

For Immediate Release April 5, 2021 Contact: Chris Smith, WildEarth Guardians, 505-395-6177,   New law represents a monumental victory for native wildlife and public lands SANTA FE—Today, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed...

Roxy’s Law Victory!! 🐕

We have just learned that Governor Lujan Grisham has signed SB 32 into law! Dear TrapFree New Mexico Friend, With great pleasure, we have learned that Governor Lujan Grisham has signed SB 32 into law. Thank you all for your tireless advocacy through the years. You...

Farming is possible without killing coyotes

BY MICHELLE LUTE, PhD As a scientist advocating for evidence-based decision-making, I’m doing everything I can to promote Roxy’s Law, Senate Bill 32, to ban public lands trapping, snaring and poisoning in New Mexico. In my testimony and prior opinion pieces, I address...

nm ziaKnow Your NM 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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