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Montanans for Trap-Free Public Lands

posted Apr 22, 2010, 3:16 PM by No Traps   [ updated Apr 22, 2010, 3:30 PM ]

If you are a resident of Montana, or if you know someone who is, Montanans for Trap-Free Public Lands could use your help to qualify their “Montana Trap-Free Public Lands” Initiative (I-160) for the November 2010 ballot. Read More >>

Pets in the Gila National Forest

posted Mar 15, 2010, 8:06 PM by No Traps   [ updated Mar 15, 2010, 8:14 PM ]

A frequent response by trappers to reports of dogs being caught and injured in steel-jaw leghold traps on public lands is that dogs are not allowed off-leash on such lands. (One implication being that the dog got what it deserved.) Read more >>

Proof that wildlife can be humanely culled

posted Mar 2, 2010, 7:42 AM by No Traps   [ updated Mar 2, 2010, 7:47 AM ]

Prior to casting his vote in favor of Resolution 2010-10 (click here for a pdf copy of the signed resolution), Silver City Town Councilor Simon Wheaton-Smith commented that humane methods should be used when there is a need to cull wildlife. Read More >>

Silver City Town Council calls for ban on traps

posted Feb 28, 2010, 5:36 AM by No Traps   [ updated Feb 28, 2010, 5:45 AM ]

The Silver City, New Mexico Town Council unanimously passed a resolution on February 23, 2010, that calls for the banning of cruel animal traps on public lands in New Mexico. The resolution also urges Congressman Harry Teague (D-NM-2) to support the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act, H.R. 3710. Read more >>

Town of Silver City to vote on banning traps

posted Feb 19, 2010, 5:58 AM by No Traps   [ updated Feb 19, 2010, 6:04 AM ]

A resolution whereby the Town of Silver City, New Mexico, publicly declares their support for the banning of cruel traps on public lands in New Mexico* has been placed on the agenda for adoption at the Silver City Town Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Read more >>

Decline of Apex Predators

posted Feb 16, 2010, 8:48 AM by No Traps   [ updated Feb 16, 2010, 9:08 AM ]

The catastrophic decline around the world of apex predators such as wolves, cougars, lions or sharks has led to a huge increase in smaller "mesopredators" that are causing major economic and ecological disruptions, a new study concludes. Read More >>

2008-2009 New Mexico Trapping Report

posted Feb 16, 2010, 8:43 AM by No Traps   [ updated Feb 16, 2010, 8:47 AM ]

In the 2008-2009 trapping season alone, 649 bobcats, 852 coyotes and 1,769 foxes were trapped in Grant County and the four counties that border Grant County. Statewide, 2,958 bobcats, 4,524 coyotes and 4,513 foxes lost their lives to traps. View Charts Here >>

Grant County's Sheriff's Report on Trapping Complaints

posted Feb 16, 2010, 8:38 AM by No Traps   [ updated Feb 16, 2010, 10:39 AM ]

A Grant County Sheriff's Report dated March 3, 2009, details complaints from several area residents whose companion animals (dogs and cats) have been injured or killed in steel-jaw leghold traps set on nearby public lands. Read More >>

Another Eagle Injured In Trap

posted Feb 16, 2010, 8:33 AM by No Traps   [ updated Feb 16, 2010, 10:41 AM ]

Friday morning hit with a bang with a call about yet another adult Bald Eagle in a leg-hold trap set for a Coyote. This time it was an illegal trap set in a nearby county. The DNR Wardens and Biologist were called to investigate and found the Bald Eagle caught up in the trap. Read More >>

Indiana's "Penning" Perversion

posted Feb 16, 2010, 8:29 AM by No Traps   [ updated Feb 16, 2010, 10:42 AM ]

"Penning" involves the trapping, trading and selling of live coyotes and foxes to hound hunting training facilities. The captured wild canids are then released into pens and used to "train" hunting dogs. Read More >>

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