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Connecticut Lawmaker Backs Increased Leghold Trap Restrictions

Published 03/06/12
By James Mosher, Norwich (CT) Bulletin

State Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, is supporting a bill that would increase restrictions on the use of leghold hunting traps. Connecticut House Bill 5324, drafted in part by Born Free USA, a California-based animal welfare group, would ban placement of the traps within 1,500 feet of areas likely to be visited by children including schools, playgrounds, and public boat launches. The legislation would also require trappers to report non-targeted catches to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection within 24 hours.

Link: Norwich (CT) Bulletin

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