UPDATE: Please Support Senate Bill 32 (Roxy’s Law) – Urge your New Mexico state legislators to support Roxy’s Law

UPDATE: Please Support Senate Bill 32 (Roxy’s Law) Dear TrapFree New Mexico Friends, We wanted to be sure you saw this alert from TrapFree NM partner, Animal Protection Voters. Click on the link below to send a message right now to your legislators, some of whom...
New report details the many problems of traps on public lands

New report details the many problems of traps on public lands

For Immediate Release January 11, 2021 Contacts: Chris Smith, WildEarth Guardians, 505-395-6177, The economics of trapping, the number of species killed by trappers, and environmental harms are among topics covered by report SANTA FE,...

New Mexico Game Commission approves trapping, disregarding public opposition

Wolves, pets remain at risk The New Mexico Game Commission approved trapping of bobcats, foxes, and other wildlife throughout the state on January 17. The decision reauthorizes the use of leghold traps, body-crushing traps, and strangulation snares that have killed...
Inconsistency at Game and Fish: After state rejoins wolf recovery program, two pups caught in leghold traps

Inconsistency at Game and Fish: After state rejoins wolf recovery program, two pups caught in leghold traps

In early November, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish formally rejoined the federal Mexican Wolf Recovery Program as a lead agency. The department signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to establish a framework for...
Cruel or essential? Map details trapping incidents across New Mexico

Cruel or essential? Map details trapping incidents across New Mexico

Map shows trapping incidents occurred in 22 counties in New Mexico Nogal resident Kathleen McDonald had climbed about 100 yards into the Lincoln National Forest when Jasper, her Golden retriever Jasper suddenly began yelping and crying. “I went running down and...

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....

Farmers and trappers say limiting animal trapping threatens a way of life

NBCNews.com March 2, 2019 By Phil McCausland “I just think the tide has turned. There are too many people out there on those public lands, and it’s like we’re walking through a mine field,” said a New Mexico man whose dog died in a trap. An illegally-set steel...
A Toxic Relationship: Wildlife management is failing the animals and the people of NM

A Toxic Relationship: Wildlife management is failing the animals and the people of NM

New Mexico’s wildlife is a unique natural asset to be enjoyed by all citizens forever. This is not some wolf-hugger’s fantasy; wildlife as a public trust is deeply rooted in common law and the judicial record of the United States. State wildlife managers are obligated...
Steel Jawed Killers Lie in Wait in Our Woods

Steel Jawed Killers Lie in Wait in Our Woods

There is a dangerous predator in the Jemez that you might not be aware of. It’s quiet. It lies in wait for unsuspecting prey. It’s virtually invisible, indiscriminate, and here year-round. It causes untold suffering and often a painful, prolonged death...