TrapFree NM response to March 2, 2019 NBC News.com article

Dear Mr. McCausland, Thank you so much for shining some light on trapping in the US and in particular in New Mexico in your recent article. I noticed that you embedded in it a video of how to remove a dog from a trap produced by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game....
Officers charge Chimayó man in case that prompted ‘Roxy’s Law’ bill

Officers charge Chimayó man in case that prompted ‘Roxy’s Law’ bill

State Game and Fish Department officers have charged a Chimayó man with more than 30 criminal counts in connection with illegal trapping — a case spurred by an investigation into how an Española man’s dog had been killed by an illegal snare trap at Santa Cruz Lake....
Another dog injured in leghold trap

Another dog injured in leghold trap

For Immediate Release January 25, 2019 Contacts: Christopher Smith, WildEarth Guardians, 505-395-6177,  Mary Katherine Ray, Rio Grande Chapter Sierra Club, 575-772-5655  Another dog injured in leghold trap  Fibel “had...
Reps. Chandler, Gonzales, McQueen Co-Sponsoring Bill to Protect Native Wildlife and Companion Animals

Reps. Chandler, Gonzales, McQueen Co-Sponsoring Bill to Protect Native Wildlife and Companion Animals

Drivers in Albuquerque and Las Cruces are confronting a brutal reality about wildlife management in New Mexico thanks to a series of billboards, bus shelter ads, and bus banners recently unveiled by WildEarth Guardians. The billboards feature a bobcat in a steel...
Officers charge Chimayó man in case that prompted ‘Roxy’s Law’ bill

Albuquerque Journal Editorial: Let this latest trapping death of a pet be NM’s last

It’s barbaric. It’s dangerous. It’s archaic and a practice whose time has come and gone. Yet unlike too many of its victims, trapping is alive and well in New Mexico. There are those who hope to change that – including a dog owner who recently saw his beloved pet...
Officers charge Chimayó man in case that prompted ‘Roxy’s Law’ bill

Dog’s death spurs bill to ban trapping on public lands

A dog’s gruesome death at Santa Cruz Lake in a trap meant for wild animals has spurred a coalition of advocacy groups to call for New Mexico to ban trapping on public lands. State Reps. Matthew McQueen, D-Galisteo, and Bobby Gonzales, D-Taos, will sponsor a bill to...
Officers charge Chimayó man in case that prompted ‘Roxy’s Law’ bill

A Dog Has Been Killed by a Trap in Northern New Mexico

Land Commissioner Pledges to Enact Policy, State Legislators Plan to Introduce “Roxy’s Law” For Immediate Release January 8, 2018 Contacts: Mary Katherine Ray, 575-772-5655,  Jessica Johnson, Animal Protection Voters, 505-220-6656, ...