New York Legislation
Born Free USA position: SUPPORT
Update: This bill failed to pass before the session ended.
Description: This bill clarifies the authority of municipalities to enact trapping regulations that are stricter than those set by state law or regulation.
Background: While trapping remains a popular recreational activity in New York as regulated by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, this bill will allow smaller, more-progressive municipalities to enforce stricter regulations. This bill is a steppingstone toward decreasing the public safety risks associated with trapping in urban areas, as well as reducing negative impacts on animal welfare statewide.