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ANTI - Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act
Jul 27, 2021 19:37 ET
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Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act Would Protect Animals, Wild and Domestic
photo by Christopher Baker
photo by Christopher Baker
July 27, 2021
Washington, DC—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congressional Animal Protection Caucus Co-Chair Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) for reintroducing the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act today. This bill would prohibit the possession or use of body-gripping traps — which endanger wildlife, people, and pets — within the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS). It includes a limited exemption allowing federal personnel to use traps for wildlife management purposes only after they have documented a lack of success using nonlethal methods.

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