Delayed Vote on Trapping Bill

THE VOTE IS DELAYED ON A BILL AT THE LEGISLATURE TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO TRAP, POISON OR SNARE WILDLIFE ON PUBLIC LANDS. IT WAS THE HOUSE ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE THAT POSTPONED THE VOTE AFTER HEARING MORE THAN TWO HOURS OF PUBLIC COMMENT … BOTH FOR AND AGAINST THE MEASURE.

THE COMMITTEE PLANS TO HOLD ANOTHER HEARING AT 9AM SATURDAY.

ONE OF THE BILL’S CO-SPONSORS … LOS ALAMOS STATE REP CHRISTINE CHANDLER, A DEMOCRAT, SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO OUTDOORS WITH THEIR PETS AND NOT EXPECT THEIR PET TO GET CAUGHT IN A TRAP.

TRAPPING, HOWEVER, WOULD STILL BE PERMITTED ON PRIVATE AND TRIBAL LANDS.

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