Petition to Ban Traps, Snares, and Poisons on New Mexico Public Lands
We, the undersigned, seek to prohibit the use of poisons and traps on New Mexico’s public lands. Traps, including steel-jaw, leg-hold traps, wire snares, and other body-gripping devices, and poisons do not differentiate between species and pose an indiscriminate danger to all. Traps and poisons cause death and harm to many animals including bears, bobcats, foxes, endangered wolves, otters, and companion animals. The use of traps and poisons is inconsistent with “fair chase” principles of ethical hunting, and their usage depletes wildlife communities.
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.
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.
Animal Protection Voters
Black Bear Bureau
Fur Free Alliance
League of Humane Voters
Lobos of the Southwest
Mercy for Animals
National Urban Wildlife Coalition
No Cruel Traps on Public Lands
People's Forum Panel on New Mexico Public Lands Trapping
Pulling for Life
Trap Free Montana