Letter to the Editor: In Support of Los Alamos County Council Anti-Trapping Resolution

Los Alamos

I urge the County Council to vote in favor of the proposed resolution to support banning trapping on public lands in the County.

Trapping is an outdated, barbaric and cruel practice that is completely unnecessary for predator control [also a questionable goal] and has no current scientific or other support (despite recent protestations of the current editor/publisher of the Monitor otherwise). I fully intend to sue the owner of any trap that harms myself, my family or my pets. 
As a community that presents itself as an advanced, forward-thinking model of scientific thinking, Los Alamos really should have been a leader on banning trapping rather than coming late to the table of our surrounding counties that have already moved on this issue — but better late than never!

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