Take Action to Protect Wildlife From TrapsPosted 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.
- Look up your assemblymember here and call them today!