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PostPosted: 26 Feb 2007, 17:07 
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Anti’s Propose Statewide Trapping Ban in Maryland After Local Bans Approved- (02/25/07)

The animal rights movement has been making strides in Maryland, recently establishing several countywide trapping bans. The effort to slowly erode sportsmen’s rights has kicked into the next gear with the introduction of a bill to ban trapping statewide.

Senate Bill 822, sponsored by Sen. Gwendolyn Britt, D-Mt. Rainier, would ban foot hold traps and snares. The bill, which mimics proposals from past legislative sessions, awaits action in the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee.

“The anti’s are banking on momentum generated after passing bills last year that allow local governments to ban trapping to help them pass the statewide ban,” said Tony Celebrezze, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance director of state services. “Maryland sportsmen cannot take the issue lightly. They must contact their state senators to demonstrate solid opposition.”

Take Action! Resist the anti-trapping attack and stop the antis’ impetus. Maryland sportsmen should contact their state senators today and ask them to oppose SB 822. Explain to lawmakers that SB 822 will eliminate a valuable wildlife management tool, and allow nuisance wildlife to become a threat to public health and safety. To find your state senator, call (410) 841-3000 or use the Legislative Action Center at http://www.ussportsmen.org.

Molon Labe.

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