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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...

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....

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...

Guest Column: Urge the governor to sign ‘Roxy’s Law’

Guest Column: Urge the governor to sign ‘Roxy’s Law’

BY CHARLES FOX The governor of Montana recently made news by sadistically – and illegally – trapping and killing a wolf as that state gears up to slaughter more of its native wildlife. Despite protests from numerous professional wildlife managers, the Montana...

Guest Column: Ending traps on public land starts NM’s outdoor future

Guest Column: Ending traps on public land starts NM’s outdoor future

BY SEN. ROBERTO GONZALES, / TAOS DEMOCRAT SEN. BRENDA MCKENNA, / CORRALES DEMOCRAT REP. MATTHEW MCQUEEN / GALISTEO DEMOCRAT AND REP. CHRISTINE CHANDLER / LOS ALAMOS DEMOCRAT New Mexico’s public lands are a treasure trove of opportunity for our state. They are...

Senate Bill 32 AKA “ROXY’S LAW” Passes the NM House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2021 Contacts: Jessica Johnson, Animal Protection Voters, 505-220-6656, Chris Smith, WildEarth Guardians, 505-395-6177, MILESTONE MOMENT FOR NEW MEXICO’S ANIMALS SANTA FE, N.M.—Last night,...

Dog caught by illegal trap on public land

A few years ago, while hiking up a Forest Service road. My dog was got by a trap just off the road. There were no signs around the trap or were there any postings of trapping along the road. Given how marginalized wildlife is in this "changing" climate and the fact...

New Mexico ban on traps and wildlife poisons clears Senate

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A New Mexico measure that would prohibit traps, snares and wildlife poisons from being used on public lands across cleared the Democratic-led Senate late Tuesday. The legislation passed despite four Democrats from rural areas breaking with their...

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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.

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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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