The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, a special interest group representing wild
animal killers across the United States, is pushing a bill that would
remove the requirement that trappers list their name and address on each
trap they set. Senate Bill 1068 would instead require that traps bear
identification numbers assigned to the trapper. Introduced by Senator
James Wright, the bill passed both the Senate and Assembly unanimously.
WHAT YOU MUST DO
New York Residents should contact Governor Pataki immediately and ask that
he veto this anti-animal legislation. The Governor can be reached at
POINTS TO MAKE
Since hunters are required to carry identification and their hunting
licenses with them as they hunt, trappers should be required to publicly
identify their traps as they are laid out.
This legislation makes it harder to identify people who are trapping
illegally (out of season, on private property, etc.) and will cause law
enforcement to use more financial resources to track down rogue trappers.
In a time when New York faces a budget crisis, this is not a wise
expenditure of dollars.
Wildlife Watch Inc.
Helping People, Environment, and Wildlife
PO Box 562, New Paltz, NY 12561
Voice:(845) 256-1400; Fax:(845) 622-7999
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Joe Miele, Vice President 201-368-8271