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Make the Humane Argument. Traps are dangerous and cruel despite arguments you may hear. Wildlife personnel shrug humane considerations off as "unscientific". But it's obvious that traps cause suffering.
TrailSafe is currently petitioning the Board of Wildlife Commissioners for a ban on all injurious traps, poisons or other harmful or lethal devices within all Washoe County Firearm Congested Areas.
Distance traps should be set from trails. See the incident reports pages which prove there is NO place for harmful traps anywhere in Reno, Sparks or Washoe County congested areas. Elsewhere, three miles is a desirable buffer distance from any trails or roads.
ID on each and every trap. This was required
approximately 15 years ago, then overturned in state
legislature. Today, even game wardens donít know who set a
to be visited at least every 24 hours -- present law
requires only every 96 hours. This is one of the longest
periods of enforced animal suffering for any state in the
Trappers to be liable for any damages caused by their traps or actions. Stiff penalties for non-compliance.