Building a Movement to Ban Traps on Public Lands

Join APNM & Trap Free New Mexico Coalition for a Special Series of Public Meetings


Cruel, dangerous, and widespread, the practice of trapping is an ongoing burden on New Mexico’s wildlife, companion animals, public safety, and citizens’ right to enjoy their public lands. Despite a large majority of New Mexicans opposed to traps on public lands and over 12,000 citizen comments calling for a ban, last year the state Game Commission ignored the wishes of the public and instead unanimously voted for a new “Furbearer Rule” that expanded the practice of trapping across New Mexico

Since then, the Trap Free New Mexico coalition has worked to give voice for the public that is outraged at the state’s undemocratic policy-making and tired of sacrificing animals and landscapes to a cruel and outdated practice.

This Spring, Trap Free NM is taking its message on the road with a series of free presentations and public meetings in towns across New Mexico:

Grants: Monday, April 16, 6:30-8:00pm 
New Mexico State University, Library Room 
1500 N. Third Street, Grants, NM
Farmington: Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8:00pm 
San Juan College, Information Technology Building, Room 7103
4601 College Blvd, Farmington, NM
Española: Wednesday, April 18, 6:30-8:00pm 
Northern New Mexico College, Administration Bldg Rooms 101-102 
921 Paseo De Onate, Española, NM
Portales: Sunday, April 22, Earth Day Event 
Eastern New Mexico University - Campus Union Bldg. 
1500 S. Avenue K, Portales, NM
Roswell: Monday, April 23, 6:30-8:00pm 
Roswell Public Library 
301 N. Pennsylvania, Roswell, NM
Silver City: Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8:00pm 
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 
3842 N. Swan Street, Silver City, NM
Los Lunas: Wednesday, April 25, 6:30-8:00pm 
UNM Valencia Campus - Student Community Center 
280 La Entrada Road, Los Lunas, NM

Please attend and invite your friends to come learn about the growing movement to ban these cruel, destructive devices and how you can help reclaim our right to safely enjoy our public lands.
For more information on the Trap Free NM presentations, please contact APNM’s Wildlife Campaign Manager.

Howl for More Wolves!
On Friday, April 13, join Lobos of the Southwest for a public rally in front of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) offices in downtown Albuquerque.
Rally for Mexican Gray Wolves
Friday, April 13, 2012
11:30AM – 1:30PM
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
500 Gold Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM
With only 58 Mexican wolves in the wild, they are the most endangered mammal in North America. There are over 300 such wolves in captivity and more wild releases are desperately needed to maintain population growth, genetic diversity and social stability within the wild packs. However, USFWS has not released a wolf into the wild Southwest since 2008.
Please attend (bring signs!) and encourage your friends to join as we speak out to preserve and grow this vital reintroduction program!
For more information on the rally, please email

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