Adopt the proposed Club-wide policy on TRAPPING
  • Petitioned Robin Mann

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Robin Mann

Adopt the proposed Club-wide policy on TRAPPING

    1. David Orr
    2. Petition by

      David Orr

      Fayetteville, AR

The Sierra Club's board of directors is currently considering a proposed Club-wide policy on TRAPPING. This policy would put Sierra Club on record opposing most animal trapping that involves leghold traps and snares -- widely recognized as inhumane and which can injure or kill animals.

For information on this issue and a link to the Sierra Club's policy, visit:


From an ecological standpoint, this form of trapping can harm threatened or endangered species. The Sierra Club board of directors is under pressure from a small group of people who argue that opposing INHUMANE and INDISCRIMINATE trapping will result in a political backlash from those who support it(!?). Many Sierra Club members wonder why the board would feel concern over alienating this group; it would be like the Club refusing to oppose water pollution out of fears that the polluting industries would not like it. We need some COURAGE on the Sierra Club board, and we need them to PASS THE TRAPPING POLICY NOW.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Chris Baker BEND, OR
      • about 2 years ago
    • virginia esquer COVINA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      sierra club you are not standing on your own words to protect wildlife, so is either this or that, other wise people won't want to believe what you say.

    • Mary Finelli SILVER SPRING, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      People want animals to be treated with respect and humaneness. More importantly, animals deserve to be treated so. The Sierra Club should promote such treatment. The organization should adopt the anti-trapping policy. To do otherwise would be plainly irresponsible and immoral.

    • Marc Bedner SANTA FE, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      As a former member of the Rio Grande chapter executive committee, I feel it is about time for the Sierra Club to take a strong position against trapping.

    • Rosemary Lowe SANTA FE, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      Why should the Sierra Club board be afraid of finally taking a real stand for wildlife? If it cannot support a ban on trapping (at least on public lands, than what is it good for? It will never get a donation or membership from me as long as they act so cowardly.


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