Join us for this WildEarth Webinar to discuss the problems of trapping—especially on public lands—and efforts to rein in this destructive practice across the American West. The webinar will feature Charlotte Madueño, Zack Strong, Guardians’ wildlife advocate Chris Smith and executive director John Horning.
Charlotte is a consultant and community advocate in rural northern New Mexico. Her husband is a firefighter and they are both hunters. Their German Shepherd, Ceniza, went missing on a cold day this January and was found the next morning dragging her back legs, eyes bloodshot and bulging, and gasping for air with a neck snare strangling her. The dog had been on Bureau of Land Management land. She was lucky to be saved by her people in the nick of time when they found her in an arroyo and managed to cut the snare, even as she stopped breathing momentarily.
Zack is a senior staff attorney with the Animal Welfare Institute in Bozeman, Montana. He has long advocated for trapping reforms at state and federal levels and has also worked closely with landowners and wildlife agencies to replace traps with non-lethal alternatives to reduce livestock-predator conflicts. In 2018, he was selected to serve on Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Trapping Advisory Council.
Chris is currently leading Guardians’ campaign to ban traps, snares, and poisons on New Mexico public lands with the TrapFree New Mexico coalition. He and our allies are spearheading the effort to pass Senate Bill 32 for the sake of New Mexico’s people, pets, and amazing wildlife.
We look forward to seeing you all on this timely and important WildEarth Webinar.