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6 September 2000 Issue

Two Victories
From Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade, CAFT13@aol.comA

First, the Arizona Supreme Court has shot down the Arizona Trappers Association's lawsuit to overturn Prop 201, the ballot measure that banned trapping in most of the state.

This lawsuit cost the ATA thousands, but the Supreme Court had no interest in hearing their case.

The ATA and the National Trappers Association have filed another lawsuit to try and overturn the suit. It is doubtful they will succeed.

But wildlife advocates are needed to defeat Prop. 102, a measure that will appear on this years ballot in Arizona. Prop. 102 would take away the public's right to pass wildlife related ballot initiatives in Arizona by majority rule. The measure would require a vote by 2/3 majority to pass ballot initiatives related to wildlife, whereas the politicians will be able to pass laws effecting wildlife with a simple majority.

Trophy hunting groups are expected to outspend those who care about voting rights and wildlife by a substantial margin. Help is needed!

More info is available at: www.no102.com

The second victory comes to us from Maryland. The Maryland Fur Trappers Inc. are disgruntled by the fact that the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources refused to support the MFT's "Junior Trapper Day".

The MD DNR explained to the MFT that there was not the public support needed for the DNR to be involved in such a thing.

We only wish the fish and game depts. in other states were as aware of the overwhelming public opinion against fur trapping.

Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade
PO Box 21780
Washington, DC 20009
www.banfur.com
www.skinnedpuppy.com

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