February 21, 2013 email

Subject: Trap set behind my house in Carson City, and it was legal!

I walked out the back gate of my house in Carson City NV. and up a dirt road, behind a rock a trapper had set a trap, with streamers and animal odor, my dogs front paw was caught in the trap in January 2011. I could not release the trap and the dog was howling in pain. I was lucky, it was 1pm on a weekday and eventually was able to contact animal control and state investigators, who were able to release the trap.

There was no name on the trap, this area is frequented by locals.
Trapping is a cruel practice, the animals die in pain over several days, just so that the trapper can make money on animal pelts. There is no positive result of allowing trapping.

Since passage of SB364, law now requires trapper ID or NDOW registration number on all traps set on public land. And the public has the right to disturb a trap that poses obvious risk.