From raccoons to bald eagles to domestic pets, at least four million animals die in traps each year, according to the Humane Society of the United States. (apvnm.org)
ByRoz Brown, Public News Service – NM – Producer
March 23, 2021
SANTA FE, N.M. — A dog that died through no fault of its own on a hike with its owner near Santa Cruz Lake in 2019 could leave a lasting legacy if a bill headed to the governor’s desk is signed into law.
“Roxy’s Law,” technically theWildlife Conservation and Public Safety Act, passed the New Mexico House of Representatives last week.
It would prohibit traps, snares and poisons on public lands.
Mary Katherine Ray, wildlife chair for the Rio Grande Sierra Club and a member of the TrapFree New Mexico Coalition, said it’s taken several tries to get “Roxy’s Law” through the Legislature.
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