trapping



Trapping Should Have Been Outlawed Years Ago: I-177 – a public land safe zone, is a small step in the right direction

It’s time for Montana to acknowledge that the horrid practice which results in the animal’s leg being crushed and the creature left to lie in agony for days before dying is cruel and barbaric. And yes, such traps also frequently ensnare and torture animals such as dogs as well as endangered species such as bald eagles lynx, despite the idiotic protestations we hear from those who believe the torture of animals is an enjoyable pastime.

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Commissioner: Trappers Violated Montana Campaign Laws

Trapping Group’s Actions Referred for Prosecution The Montana Trappers Association and an affiliated ballot committee violated state law in its campaign against a proposed ballot measure that would restrict on trapping on public land, the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices has ruled.  Montana law requires transparency in campaigns, including…

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Trappers try to expand their cruel hobby

Another bill may soon be submitted to the Governor that trappers believe would strengthen their right to torture animals. The Cowgirl Blog has consistently voiced opposition to the practice of trapping, and I must do so again here. The practice is barbaric (here is a photo from the…

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Wildlife Killing Derbies a Blight on Montana

At least three wildlife killing derbies were scheduled to occur in Sanders County, Dillon and Belt over the weekend.  A Meagher County was scheduled for the previous week, as you can see from this flyer: Ringling Bar Killing Derby. Here’s how these killing derbies typically work: Contestants pay a small…

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ALERT: Trapping Season Started on Public Lands

A Public Service Announcement from Footloose Montana Fall is here.  Hunters, hikers, skiers, and all who enjoy public lands, be aware that trapping season is upon us! The general trapping season is nine months long, September through May. As of September 1, semi-aquatic animals such as beavers,…

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More on Trapping

In recent days there has been much noise on this blog from certain visitors who are opposed to an anti-trapping ballot measure, I-169.  In response to my article from two days ago describing some of the tactics and issues surrounding this proposal, pro-trapping activists expressed outrage at…

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Despicable

It’s difficult to believe that the needless maiming and suffering inflicted on animals through the practice of trapping is still legal. The American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the National Animal Control Association, and the World Veterinary Organization all have declared leghold traps to…

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