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Groups Request End to Trapping and Snaring in Mexican Gray Wolf habitat in NM


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Groups Request End to Trapping and Snaring in Mexican Gray Wolf habitat in NM
Author: Auntie P.
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14 Mexican Wolves have Been Trapped by Private Trappers 

Santa Fe, NM. Today, WildEarth Guardians, the Sierra Club, and Southwest Environmental Center petitioned federal agencies and requested an emergency halt to all trapping and snaring on the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area. Numerous Mexican gray wolves, which face imminent extinction, have been harmed by traps set throughout the recovery area. The groups sought immediate increased protections for Mexican wolves or lobos from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service in New Mexico.

Studies show that animals captured in body-gripping traps endure physiological trauma, dehydration, exposure, and predation. Animals that have been trapped and then released may sustain tissue damage and other injuries that can reduce their survivability, or increase the likelihood of their preying on domestic livestock because they are easier prey than native wildlife.

“Both the alpha male and female of the Middle Fork pack are missing limbs—one from a trap, the other from an unknown cause...

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Author: Auntie P.
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update...

Gov. Bill Richardson ordered a temporary ban on trapping on the New Mexico side of an area where Mexican gray wolves have been reintroduced into the wild along the New Mexico-Arizona border.

more information here

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update:  VIEW THE EXECUTIVE ORDER (pdf)

Gov. stands up for Mexican wolves  



 

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ClappingYeah, Bill! Thumbs Up  The Wolves are having a hard enough time existing there without traps.Sad

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NM Commission extends trapping ban in wolf area--

The trapping prohibition will remain in place for at least six months while state wildlife managers assess the risks of trapping to the Mexican gray wolf and whether some methods of trapping could still be allowed.



 

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Cool beans, I hope the ban stays in place.

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