Stepping Into Trapping Reform!
Your Take-Action comments counted! We have reached one of the first small steps to meaningful reform to allow the release of a pet or livestock from a trap or snare. Actions taken by Wyoming Untrapped have led the legislative committee which governs wildlife to encourage the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) and Game Commission to redefine tamper in order to remove the civil liability of an individual who releases any non-predatory or non-furbearing animal from a trap or snare. After working through the public comment process, the WGFD made revisions to the trapping regulations to allow the removal of any pet or livestock from a trap or snare. The next step will require legislative action in the new year. We celebrate these small steps and thank all who submitted comments and spoke up for Wyoming's pet owners!
Thank you to everyone who attended our local and statewide trap release workshops, Old Bill's Fun Run, the Photographic Stories from the Field advocacy presentation at the Center for the Arts and the Jackson Hole Wild Science Festival. These events were all a smashing success with new supporters joining us locally and across the state. Stay tuned for more dedicated and focused advocacy and educational events in the year ahead.
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As always, thank you for your support; past, present and future. We wish you, our pets and wildlife a healthy, safe, wild and free Thanksgiving holiday!
& Board of Directors