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New York Legislation

S 1461 Allows Counties to Ban Cruel Trapping

Born Free USA Position: SUPPORT

Bill Description: If passed, this law would allow county governments to restrict or even prohibit trapping within the county limits.

Action: Please contact your state Senator and urge him or her to support S 1461. Tell your Senator that it is important to allow counties and their respective conservation commissions to determine whether or not to allow trapping within their local borders. While it may be advisable to establish fundamental wildlife policies that are consistent statewide, local jurisdictions need to have the flexibility to adapt and fine-tune those restrictions to effectively address local wildlife issues. Allowing the state and local jurisdictions to partner with each other to establish effective policies is vital to effective long-term wildlife management as well as to the best interests of the public.

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