Letter To The Editor: Trapping On Public Lands Is Prohibited

By TERRY DUBOIS
Los Alamos

On April 5, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law, Senate Bill 32, Roxy’s Law. This Wildlife Conservation and Public Safety Act, prohibits commercial and recreational trapping on public lands in New Mexico. 

It took nearly a decade for this to be achieved thanks to some wonderful politicians and citizens of this state. Special thanks to our own Rep. Christine Chandler who was one of the sponsors of the bill. We are fortunate to have such forward thinking and progressive law makers making these decisions. 

New Mexico now joins Colorado and Arizona in boasting trap free public lands where we can encourage people to visit our state and enjoy our beautiful outdoors without worry of these barbaric hidden devices. 

Many thanks also to Trap Free New Mexico who was a guiding light through this entire process. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible.

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