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Majority of NM Senate agrees with majority of New Mexicans, says no more traps, snares, and poisons on public lands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2021 Contacts: Chris Smith, WildEarth Guardians, 505-395-6177, Jessica Johnson, Animal Protection Voters, 505-220-6656, Senate Bill 32, AKA "Roxy's Law," advances to the House SANTA FE,...

“Roxy’s Law” bill to outlaw traps, snares, and wildlife poisons on public land passes Senate Judiciary Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2021 Contacts: Chris Smith, WildEarth Guardians, 505-395-6177, Jessica Johnson, Animal Protection Voters, 505-220-6656, SANTA FE, N.M.—Today Senate Bill 32, the Wildlife Conservation and...

Making New Mexico safer with Roxy’s Law

On a November evening in 2020, tourists hiking in Santa Fe County came across a dog caught in a leg hold trap just off the hiking trail — one of five dogs that month alone injured by hidden traps. This dog was in severe pain, dehydrated and slowly dying. But these two...

New Mexico Senate Conservation Committee supports Roxy’s Law

Senate Bill 32 , the Wildlife Conservation and Public Safety Act, passed the Senate Conservation Committee by a vote of 7-to-2 on Tuesday. The bill would outlaw traps, snares, and poisons on public lands with exceptions for the protection of human health and safety,...

Senate committee endorses anti-trapping ‘Roxy’s Law’

A bill that would outlaw the use of traps, snares and wildlife poison on public lands in New Mexico cleared its first legislative hearing Tuesday. The Senate Conservation Committee voted 7-2 to endorse the Wildlife Conservation and Public Safety Act, also called...

“Roxy’s Law,“ bill to outlaw traps, snares, and wildlife poisons on public lands passes Senate Conservation Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2021 Contacts: Chris Smith, WildEarth Guardians, 505-395-6177, Jessica Johnson, Animal Protection Voters, (505) 220-6656, SANTA FE, N.M.—Today Senate Bill 32, the Wildlife Conservation...

Video Released Showing the Excruciating Experience of Rescuing a Coyote Caught in a Trap

Video Released Showing the Excruciating Experience of Rescuing a Coyote Caught in a Trap

Santa Fe, NM — An anonymous good samaritan shared with Project Coyote a video showing the first-hand experience of encountering and rescuing a coyote ensnared in a leghold trap. This video comes at the same time the New Mexico legislature is considering Roxy’s Law, a...

Recent incidents highlight trapping as a statewide problem

Recent incidents highlight trapping as a statewide problem

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 27, 2021 Contacts:Charlotte Medueño, Parker, 505-259-0482, Smith, WildEarth Guardians, 505-395-6177, Johnson, Animal Protection Voters,...

Snare Incident Report: Dixon, NM – January 26, 2021

Snare Incident Report: Dixon, NM – January 26, 2021

I live in Dixon surrounded by lots of BLM land. My dog’s name is Ceniza, she is extremely smart and until yesterday didn’t know exactly how strong she was. On January 25 she got out of our gated area (we live in Dixon, and as long as dogs are friendly, most people...

SUPPORT SENATE BILL 32 Wildlife Conservation & Public Safety Act – “Roxy’s Law”

SUPPORT SENATE BILL 32 Wildlife Conservation & Public Safety Act – “Roxy’s Law”

Co-Sponsored by Senator Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales, Senator Brenda McKenna, Representative Matthew McQueen, Representative Christine Chandler DOWNLOAD THE SB32 "ROXY'S LAW" FACT SHEET [ UPDATED MARCH 12, 2021 - 188 KB PDF ] ABOUT THE BILL Prohibits all traps (leghold,...

It’s time to end trapping in New Mexico

It’s time to end trapping in New Mexico

My entire life, identity and work has centered around New Mexico’s incredible array of public lands and the diverse wildlife inhabiting those lands. We New Mexicans are truly blessed. It’s no surprise that so many of us, including myself, flock to the soul-nourishing...

Rural New Mexicans oppose trapping, too

Las Cruces Sun-News: It’s time to ban trapping on New Mexico public lands

Marie Curie said, “nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.” And yet men driven by fear want to convince you that New Mexico’s wildlife should be feared and that science tells us so. In response to a proposed bill to ban traps on New Mexico public...

Senate Bill 32 “Roxy’s Law,” to outlaw traps, snares, and wildlife poisons, introduced in New Mexico Senate

Senate Bill 32 “Roxy’s Law,” to outlaw traps, snares, and wildlife poisons, introduced in New Mexico Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2021 Contacts: Chris Smith, WildEarth Guardians, 505-395-6177, Jessica Johnson, Animal Protection Voters, 505-220-6656, Number of trapped dogs piles up as “Roxy’s Law” is introduced...

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 have...

Injuries to New Mexico Wildlife Caught in Leghold Traps

Injuries to New Mexico Wildlife Caught in Leghold Traps

Robert Harrison, Ph.D, University of New Mexico[1] December, 2020 Summary:  Wildlife enthusiasts are well aware of the potential of leghold traps to severely injure wild animals.  Less appreciated is how many wild animals suffer such injuries in the course of an...

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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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