Lifting Restrictions on Trapping Hours Imposes a Cruel Death Sentence for Wisconsin’s Wildlife on Our Public Lands
“If it’s got gills, I’ve fished it. If it’s got feathers or fur, I’ve hunted it.” — Winning Conservation Congress delegate, Kenosha County
About a quarter of the trappers in Wisconsin attended the Conservation Congress spring hearings to vote 3,152 to 2,127 to end restrictions on trapping activity from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. After the Natural Resources Board plays its traditional role of killing enabler, this will raise trapping hours another 50 percent — about 7 million annual “trap days” will become over 10 million trap nights and days.
Mentoring trapping with kids who are too young to understand trapping classes passed 3,960 to 1,248. Seventy out of 72 counties voted for this child and animal abuse. It reveals the composition of this supposedly public election.
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