Anti- Trapping Measure Planned

By Jim McCoy Mon 12th November Newstrapping ban
A group based in Central Oregon plans an anti-trapping measure for the 2014 ballot. The Bend Bulletin reports that the TrapFree Oregon initiative would ban trapping of animals for their fur or other body parts and outlaw the buying or selling of fur or other parts of trapped animals. It would also make poisoning animals illegal. The ban would have exceptions for mice and other small rodent-like animals and larger animals that can't be controlled by non-lethal means. The movement to ban trapping started earlier this year in Bend after a half-dozen dogs were caught in traps in Central Oregon. Sponsors of the initiative say rules set by the state didn't go far enough. Voters in Oregon have twice rejected trapping bans, in 1980 and 2000.

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