New York Legislation
Born Free USA position: SUPPORT
Update: This bill failed to pass before the session ended.
Description: AB 1754 restricts the use of body-gripping traps by prohibiting their use within 100 feet of many public places, including highways, schools and places of worship.
Background: Body-gripping traps are indiscriminate in the people or animals they will catch. Hidden in brush, the traps often catch dogs and other non-targeted animals. They pose a particular risk to children. Prohibiting trappers from placing traps too close to public areas can reduce the incidents of non-targeted trapping incidents that occur when people and their companion animals walk or hike near populated areas.