Anti-Trapping Bill Introduced by Sen. Peter Courtney & HSUS

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Anti-Trapping Bill Introduced by Sen. Peter Courtney & HSUS

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The Humane Society of the United States and legislative ally Senator Peter Courtney are, yet again, hard at work again to restrict trapping. Despite Oregonians rejecting trapping ban ballot measures in 1980 (Measure 5) and 2000 (Measure 97), they want to continue to attack an activity that’s as old as society itself.

Additionally, two other trapping ban ballot measures (2014 & 2016) failed to even make the ballot.

Senator Courtney & The Humane Society of the United States want to force trappers to the following:

  • Traps checked every 24 hours (even on private property – with a few exceptions). Currently, the law requires traps be checked every 48 hours.
  • Mandatory reporting of all animals harvested.
  • Placement of signs in trapping areas.

Essentially, the Humane Society of the United States is attempting to slowly squeeze trapping out of existence through over burdensome regulation.

You can read Senator Peter Courtney’s testimony on LC 1845 here.

We need you to click here and email the members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources and Gov. Kate Brown and tell them that enough is enough, no further restrictions on trapping!

It takes less than two minutes (seriously) and is critically important.

Happy Hunting!
Dominic Aiello


About the Author: Dominic Aiello is an avid hunter, angler, and wildlife policy expert. He is the President of the Oregon Outdoor Council, Cabela’s Prostaff, and Outdoor Writer for the Statesman Journal and Wide Open Spaces. Follow his adventures on Instagram @daiello91 or Twitter @HunterInformant.

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