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These links were added over time, so no particular order. Please note the proliferation of groups like TrailSafe around the USA!
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Our 17 pages of Trap Incidents proves reported "incidents" are the tip of the iceberg. Stories of shocking trappings near home or out on the hiking trail or anywhere in the outback.
TrapFreeNM is a coalition of conservation and animal welfare groups who oppose the cruel, damaging, and dangerous practice of trapping in New Mexico. Under-regulated and outdated, traps put citizens, pets, and non-target species at risk, including the endangered Mexican gray wolf. We seek to ban traps on public lands in New Mexico for the sake of public safety and New Mexico's native wildlife.
New Mexicans value the public's wildlife that roams the state's deserts, grasslands, and forests. In fact, most New Mexican voters, 63%, believe that traps should be restricted or abolished. Public lands and wildlife belong to us all, yet these vicious devices diminish and threaten these values. Join the movement to ban traps on public lands in New Mexico!
Wyoming Untrapped Dedicated to creating a safe and humane environment for people, pets & wildlife through education & trapping regulation reform.
Panel targets dropping 35 state boards, commissions
High Sierra Veggies & Vegans
Living a compassionate, healthy and conscious lifestyle in beautiful Lake Tahoe
Nevada Humane Society Besides being the leading no-kill shelter in the U.S., our wonderful Nevada Humane Society supports TrailSafe's actions and stands up for humane treatment of wildlife.
Board of Wildlife Commissioners: Report Card. Must
read!! Dr. Don Molde, long-time animal activist,
proves, using Nevada Dept. of Wildlife's own
statistics, that efforts to eliminate coyotes and mountain
lions have NO effect on mule deer populations, despite
unfounded claims to the contrary.
Predators targeted in
Nevada to protect the deer population
Feds, Nevada officials clash over
deer predator control
Ban Cruel Traps A basic "How-To" website for trap-free campaigns.
Project Coyote: Fostering Coexistence Vital website!!!! All things coyote coexistence: scientific studies, news of innovative solutions, pictures. All state of the art urban interface progressive programs!!! The undisputed leaders in the field of non-lethal co-existence.
League of Humane Voters
The Mission of the League of Humane Voters® (LOHV) is to create, unite, and strengthen local political action committees, which work to enact animal-friendly legislation and elect candidates for public office who will use their votes and influence for animal protection.
Born Free USA Extensive information on trapping and fur trade including State Trapping Report Card (Nevada gets a D- for lack of regulation). The go-to organization for all things anti-trapping. Reports on incidental trappings nationwide. New video graphically displaying cruelty of trapping. Lobbying and campaign advice.
December 2009 - From our inception two decades ago, our
mission has never changed—we exist to protect our nation’s
maligned predator species from persecution. Our primary
effort has been our fight to dismantle government-sponsored
lethal predator control programs.
Big Wildlife By providing campaign leadership, empowering grassroots, broadening the base of support for wildlife, and educating the public, Big Wildlife has become wildlife’s top public relations firm. We are the big voice for those who can not speak for themselves.
Big Wildlife seeks to protect and defend cougars, coyotes, bears, wolves, bobcats and other keystone predators.
Big Wildlife is part of the Earth Island Institute, a global network of conservation organizations. Go to:www.earthisland.org
Trapfree Wisconsin This website is dedicated to ‘Handsome’ who died in a conibear trap near Oregon, WI on October 17th, 2011. It is our hope that we may spare other pets, wildlife and the people that love them from this needless suffering. We hope to provide information about trapping in Wisconsin and link to other similar groups in the U.S.
N.P.A.A. is a political action committee that surveys, endorses, and works directly on campaigns of candidates who support legislation that will benefit animals in the state of Nevada.
We will endorse candidates based on the results of a survey of their positions on proposed legislation affecting animals, and an analysis of their voting records on animal issues, where available.
Las Vegas Valley Humane Society LVVHS is dedicated to improving the welfare of animals in Southern Nevada. LVVHS’s primary emphasis is on stray and abandoned animals and reducing animal overpopulation.
LVVHS director is the esteemed Dr. Karen Layne, the only representative of humane organizations on the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners
Reno Gazette-Journal Article: " Hikers, take note: You are sharing forest land with trappers" by KATIE WULFTANGE January 4, 2007.
"Footloose Montana provides information about the threat of trapping to public safety on public lands, and its impact on our natural resources."
EndTrap: Vermonters for Banning Leghold Traps The group was founded in the late 1980s to protect Vermont pets, and all animals, from cruel and indiscriminate body-gripping (leghold, foothold and conibear) traps.
Humane Society of the United States "Celebrating Animals| Confronting Cruelty" See specifically their Fur Free Campaign Humane Society will supply a wealth of information, including photos of animals in traps. They maintain a database of unintended animal trappings.
Wild Earth Guardians WildEarth Guardians protects and restores wildlife, wild rivers, and wild places in the American West.
Help Animals Nevada
Nevada Animals Need Your Help!
Safe Haven Rescue Zoo
Serves the needs of
wildlife displaced by habitat loss due to urbanization.
Provide wildlife rescue, veterinary care, direct contact for
emergency care, referrals to other facilities, and community
support and education.
National Trappers Association These guys are organized!! Pay special attention to the "Alert" link on the home page. This lists legislation they are opposing, and legislation they are supporting.
H.R. 1691:A bill that would
ban trapping nationwide submitted to the
ASPCA ASPCA is an influential ally in the campaign against trapping. Expert lobbyists speak for us at legislation time.
Killing natural predators does little good- Reno Gazette Journal,February 9, 2007. Well-resarched article blasts myths that "predator control" is a necessity.
Letter to Editor of Carson Appeal by 13-year-old upset over trapping. Complete text and another letter...
Nevada Appeal Article March 19, 2007 Report on protest action brought about by 13-year-old's letter cited above. TrailSafe mentioned in the article.
Pets, and Traps: A Deadly Mix on Public Lands By
K. Stachowski, 3-19-07 In New West Missoula: The Voice of
the Rocky Mountains. Excellent, heartfelt article on pets
caught in traps in Montana, and the dismal trapping laws in
The Fund for Animals. This organization opposes trapping and hunting in wildlife refuges. We thought "refuge" means an animal is protected. In fact, more than 300 of America's 500 National Wildlife Refuges allow hunting and trapping!
opinion on any bill before Nevada State Legislature.
urged to work on trail compromise. By Jeff DeLong
“Everything of cruelty to animals is a violation
of moral duty.”