STOP FUR TRAPPING IN LAS VEGAS!
  • Petitioned Clark County Commissioners (Nevada)

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Clark County Commissioners (Nevada)

STOP FUR TRAPPING IN LAS VEGAS!

    1. Gina Greisen
    2. Petition by

      Gina Greisen

      Las Vegas, NV

John L. Smith, columnist with the Las Vegas Review Journal said it best in his 2008 article titled: “Trapping, a frontier tradition, no longer makes sense in Southern Nevada.” WE AGREE! ( http://www.lvrj.com/news/36287979.html )

Most Nevadans are NOT aware that FUR TRAPPING is going on in the LAS VEGAS VALLEY, Clark County and across Nevada. Many documented incidents show dogs, cats, and other unintended animals have been brutally caught in traps (see Trailsafe.org website).

Fur trapping is a lucrative hobby with Bobcat pelts going for as much as $1,100/each. A recent video, in the news, of a trapper abusing and tormenting a bobcat caught in a leg-hold trap, shocked and angered many people in Clark County and around Nevada. ( video link: http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=/watch%3Fv%3DfFm3ntOi4iU ) The trapper is an appointed member of the Clark County Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife (CAB). Four of seven CAB members are “avid trappers.” In NV, ID is NOT required on Traps & Traps are only required to be checked every 96 hours (4 days!). And, according to NV Dept. of Wildlife, it's a COMMON VIOLATION to NOT visit traps within 96 hours.

Nevada Wildlife belongs to ALL Nevadans yet, ONLY hunters, trappers, ranchers are tasked with making decisions to MANAGE OUR WILDLIFE. We DEMAND to have a say in Nevada’s Wildlife management. With over 2 million people in Clark County, many who love to recreate all over Clark County including within the Mt. Charleston/Lee Canyon area & within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area it is a public safety issue for people and their pets to allow trapping in Clark County to continue.

NOTE: IF YOU COME ACROSS ANIMALS IN TRAPS OR ALREADY HAVE PICS OR VIDEO OF ANIMALS IN TRAPS AROUND SOUTHERN NV, PLEASE FORWARD TO : nevadavoters@nv4a.org  

 

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    • Lora Elstad LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Most people are unaware that tortuous fur trapping still goes on around them. We need to get the word out to them in the areas where it takes place. They will do what's right & speak out against it. It is appalling that the majority of those in charge of wildlife in NV have no regard for wildlife well-being. Fire them immediately, as their personal actions against the wildlife they are slated to protect are in direct opposition of the job title they hold. Or, change the law so they cannot engage in such behaviors.

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    • Marguerite White LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Animals feel pain and these ledhold traps would be excruiciatingly can you imagine being trapped for days in one,only a human can pick such torture devices,this has to stop these animals are not humans to inflict pain and abuse on,we are given these animals on this earth to admire and look after...NOTE: IF YOU COME ACROSS ANIMALS IN TRAPS OR ALREADY HAVE PICS OR VIDEO OF ANIMALS IN TRAPS AROUND SOUTHERN NV, PLEASE FORWARD TO : nevadavoters@nv4a.org

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    • Fred A. SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is an absolutely unnecessary act of cruelty towards these defenseless creatures...Human life does not depend on this in any way. It is a selfish form of violence carried out be these cowards (trappers) and must be stopped. Our environment, wildlife is in enough trouble as it is. Please put an end to this!

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    • Bernard Mirante SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      This cruelty to animals must end.

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    • Deanna Clayton FERNDALE, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      the hopelessness of it all. waiting to be killed.

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