Via – In Defense of Animals
Finally, a lawsuit we’ve all been waiting for. Two courageous residents, Mark Smith and Don Molde, filed a lawsuit on August 28 against the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners arguing that these officials have failed to protect so-called “non-target” animals, including wild animals, birds, and animal companions, from harm caused by recreational trappers.
Nevada has the longest trap check interval in the United States, except for Alaska and Montana, which require none at all.
Recently, the commission confirmed that trappers only need to check their traps every a 96-hours (four days), which means that all animals caught in these brutal and archaic devises suffer incomprehensible physical and psychological trauma before being mercilessly killed by greedy trappers.
In typical fashion with a complete disregard for the public’s values, the Commissioners ignored again the public’s longstanding opposition to trapping. “Wildlife is not the private property of sportsmen and trappers. It is an invaluable public asset and deserves protection,” stated one of the plaintiffs. One of the desirable outcomes of this legal action would be an injunction of the imminent trapping season.