Born Free USA position: SUPPORT
Update: HB 540 was put on hold without a vote by the Maryland House Environmental Matters Committee. Born Free USA will work with the Montgomery County delegation toward reintroduction in 2012.
Bill description: House Bill 540 prohibits using, setting, placing or maintaining a leghold or body-gripping trap in Montgomery County. The bill exempts traps set by the Department of Natural Resources and traps set on farmland by the property’s owner, tenant or agent.