Grant County, NM has been paying Wildlife Services to kill native wildlife such as coyotes, often by cruel and unacceptable methods. Tell them you don’t want your tax dollars spent that way.
For yet another year, New Mexico’s trapping season has resulted in untold numbers of deaths and cruelty to native wildlife and companion animals across the state. Although the vast majority of New Mexicans do not trap wildlife and oppose trapping on public lands, New Mexico has failed to join its neighboring states in banning cruel and indiscriminate traps and snares. The statewide coalition TrapFree New Mexico continues to bring to light the indiscriminate cruelty that trapping causes, refuting baseless pro-trapping rhetoric with hard evidence and real stories.
Sadly, wildlife tapping on public land is perfectly legal in New Mexico. Our Wildlife chair, Mary Katherine Ray, whose own dog just got caught in a trap, was able to release her dog it in about 30 seconds because she knows how. Read her story and learn more about this issue.
By Mary Katherine Ray, Rio Grande Chapter Wildlife Chair Bills to prohibit trapping on public land, end killing contests, reform the Game Commission and more did not pass the New Mexico Legislature in a session distracted by other issues and
From Denise Fort, Rio Grande Chapter Energy & Climate Change Chair On November 29th the Santa Fe County Commission unanimously passed a resolution directing the staff to support efforts to end trapping on federal lands within the County and additionally to
Update: The commission voted unanimously in favor of the resolution! Thanks to everyone who wrote their commissioners and/or attended the meeting. The Santa Fe County Commission will be meeting on Tues, Nov. 29, to consider a resolution directing county staff
Trapping wildlife is a relic of a time when species were extirpated to supply fashion across the world. It is long past time for the state to ban trapping.
By Mary Katherine Ray, Rio Grande Chapter Wildlife Chair Trapping season officially opened on November 1, but trappers usually are most active from December through February. That is when animal pelts are the thickest and most lucrative for sale. And
SILVER CITY, N.M.— Eight conservation organizations in the TrapFree New Mexico coalition sent a letter on May 1 urging state game commissioners to reject the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s proposed cougar-trapping season. The coalition letter highlights the
For Immediate Release, May 1, 2015 Contacts: Mary Katherine Ray, (575) 772-5655, firstname.lastname@example.org; Phil Carter, (505) 967-5297, email@example.com; Michael Robinson, (575) 3137017, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kevin Bixby, (575) 649-7260, email@example.com; Judy Paulsen, (505) 899-3245, firstname.lastname@example.org SILVER CITY, N.M.— Eight conservation organizations in the TrapFree New