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
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
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
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
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