Monday, March 5, 2012

Organizations Need Support to End Wildlife Trapping

Several organizations are asking for support to help put an end to trapping wildlife here in our country. Numerous states legally allow this indiscriminate hunting method on public lands. If this has your hackles raised please show your support. Trap Free New Mexico, Footloose Montana, and Trapfree Oregon are among the groups working hard to eliminate the use of these tools and the Sierra Club just joined the cause. Here is the Sierra Club's proposed policy on wildlife trapping:

Use of body-gripping devices — including leghold traps, snares, and Conibear® traps — are indiscriminate to age, sex and species and typically result in injury, pain, suffering, and/or death of target and non-target animals.

The Sierra Club considers body-gripping, restraining and killing traps and snares to be ecologically indiscriminate and unnecessarily inhumane and therefore opposes their use.
The Sierra Club promotes and supports humane, practical and effective methods of mitigating human-wildlife conflicts and actively discourages the use of inhumane and indiscriminate methods.

Implementation and application of this policy should be based on the most recent and relevant science and should minimize harm to ecosystems



For more more information about wildlife trapping, please download the FAQ ON TRAPPING pdf.

If you care to comment, here is a link to the Sierra Club's comment page: http://clubhouse.sierraclub.org/comment/trapping/ The comment period ends on March 30.

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