Take Action to Protect Wildlife From Traps

Posted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on August 22, 2012

Free animals are only as free as the habitat they live in, yet trappers in California are still allowed to use barbaric practices to ensnare and kill animals in the wild with very few limitations. Even family dogs and cats get caught in these traps on a regular basis.

A new bill would curtail the most extreme killing methods and hold trappers who break the rules accountable. The bill prohibits killing trapped wildlife by drowning, chest-crushing, and painfully injecting chemical solvents. It creates a paper-trail, making sure that written contracts are in place between trappers and their clients. The bill also places additional restriction on killer-type traps, to protect family companion animals from being inadvertently killed.

Please call your Assemblymember today and ask him or her to vote YES on SB1480, the Consumer and Wildlife Protection Act.

13 thoughts on “Take Action to Protect Wildlife From Traps

  1. Ian says:

    I just made the call. The Assemblymembers were really nice on the phone, give it a shot!

  2. paul says:

    Why? For what?

  3. MILENA says:


  4. Angela Black says:

    The aid took my message. She was nice–but noncommittal.

  5. e says:

    I called Leland Le and Jerry Hill and asked for a big yes on SB1480 to remove barbaric practices and let animals be free.

  6. Michelle says:

    Just called sac. and talked to someone very nice person.

  7. Diane Gentile says:

    It takes 30 seconds to call and leave a message with a very nice and receptive staff member. Just called both my Senate and Assembly representatives.

  8. Cali Cheshelski says:

    I called our local office Paul Cook. the secretary was very nice and more then happy to leave the message to please vote Yes on SB 1480.c

  9. Emily says:

    I called my two Assemblymembers.

    One is definitely voting yes on SB1480! Yay!

    The other – I had to leave a message urging her to do so.

    Thank you, ALDF for informing me of how I can help the animals.

    We, who are stronger, need to help the ones who are weaker!

  10. Carol says:

    Just called my Assemblyman to urge him to support SB148; his aide took my name and message.

  11. Norma Campbell says:

    Staff person was nice said they were getting some calls. WE NEED MORE CALLS GET YOUR FRIENDS TO DO THIS. I know Jim Beall will vote the right way YES on SB1480.

  12. ThomasB says:

    Please open your eyes and ears!!They are all nice on the phone.Can you know what they thinking on the phone?No,exactly not.
    They are liars and don’t stop the cruelty on animals even if they say YES on the phone.That’s the true!!Wake up NOW!!

  13. jaya says:

    For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause

    pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in

    return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and

    the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma.

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