NEVADANS HAVE THEIR SAY ABOUT TRAPPING REFORM IN RECENT POLL
New statewide poll finds strong support among Nevadans to reform animal trapping laws and tighten regulations Nevada lawmakers will soon consider trapping law reforms
March 6, 2017
Trish Swain, Trailsafe Nevada, 775-425-0403, email@example.com
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Reno, NV: A new statewide poll shows that Nevada voters are strongly behind efforts to reform the Silver State’s existing trapping laws, which pose a threat to wildlife, family pets and public safety on public lands. The poll was conducted by TrailSafe Nevada and the Humane Society of the United States to determine how Nevadans feel about both the practice of trapping and the laws that govern and regulate the industry in Nevada.
The poll found that more than two-thirds of Nevadans support stronger registration of traps, 80 percent support flags warning of traps on public lands, and 77 percent support more frequent monitoring of traps by trappers who set them. For example: Nevada law requires traps be checked only once every 96 hours. In Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and more than 30 other states, some traps must be checked every 24 hours. A breakdown of the data for each question shows that support for trapping reform is consistent in all four Congressional Districts.