LOHV URGES STRONG OPPOSITION TO USE OF SNARES IN TRAPPING

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1.        Bill S548   Senator Skelos  518 455-2800 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 518 455-2800 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting – Ask him to Defeat
2.       Senator Klein    518 455-2800 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 518 455-2800 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting Ask him to Defeat  
b.   Speaker Sheldon Silver   518.455.3791 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 518.455.3791 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting Speaker@assembly.state.ny.us   Ask him to please  DEFEAT this bill A9137.
c.    Assembly Member Robert Sweeney   Chair of the Environmental Conservation Committee Assembly Member Robert Sweeney  518.455.5787 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 518.455.5787 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting Sweeney@assembly.state.ny.us Ask him to DEFEAT  bill  A9137.
 
 
 
Memorandum of Opposition to: A9137
Dear Assembly member…..
Bill A9137 allows the use of snares in trapping. An animal caught in such a device would struggle to escape by instinctively lunging forward, thus tightening the snare and causing its suffocation or loss of consciousness.  If the animal recovers from a loss of consciousness, it would repeat the process again and again. If used underwater to trap beavers it would bring about a slow agonizing death by drowning.
Either conscious or unconscious, the animal would be unable to fight-off or escape  predators.
It is an extremely cruel way to remove animals from an area. The device is not selective as to species, and many unintended species- including threatened species — as well as domestic animals, are subject to torturous destruction by those devices.
Hunters frequently use snares of this type of live-capture snares to train their dogs on live animals:
 
A “cable restraint” is put to use to train these dogs. Often fox are used to train the young dogs, who then graduate to coyotes.
Coyote hunters use snared coyotes to train their hunting dogs while they are caught in the snare and struggling. The more the coyote struggles, the tighter the snare gets
We believe we speak on behalf of New Yorkers who feel strongly about the humane treatment of all animals and oppose the legalization of these instruments of wildlife torture.
WE URGE YOUR STRONG OPPOSITION TO THIS HORRIFIC BILL.

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