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.

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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.


Traps on Public Lands

Traps indiscriminately harm people, pets and wildlife and should be banned on public lands. Learn More »

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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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