Utilizing the truths in trapping, the best available science, ethics, & responsible stewardship to achieve trapping reform.


S.1081 - Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act

Our National Wildlife Refuges number over 500. These refuges are reported home to more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 species of reptiles and amphibians, 1,000 species of fish as well as innumerable invertebrates and plants. The refuges are promoted to provide safe haven for 280 endangered species.

Well over half of them allow trapping!

Now where does trapping fit in to refuge, shelter, conservation, restoration and safe haven? It doesn't!

Please CONTACT your US Senator to SUPPORT S.1081

Daines, Steve - (R - MT) Phone: (202) 224-2651 Contact: www.daines.senate.gov/content/contact-steve

Tester, Jon - (D - MT) Phone: (202) 224-2644 Contact: www.tester.senate.gov/Contact/index.cfm

To read the text of this bill that seeks to end trapping on our refuges.


Mission Statement

The Mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans. 

A Guiding Principle

"We are land stewards, guided by Aldo Leopold's teachings that land is a community of life and that love and respect for the land is an extension of ethics. We seek to reflect that land ethic in our stewardship and to instill it in others."


S.405 - Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2015

The U.S. Congress is considering a bill called the Sportsmen’s Act that would allow cruel steel-jawed leghold traps to be used on more federal lands. These devices are like landmines for wildlife and non-target animals -- including pets and endangered species. The trap’s powerful jaws crush its victim’s paw, and painfully restrain her while she languishes for hours until the trapper returns to put her out of her misery. But the bigger danger is that, quietly tucked into the bill, hunting is defined to include trapping. "If you don't look at the definition … you would not know that it involves trapping," Goodwin said. "A lot of people on Capitol Hill had no idea."

For more information please click on the following article or read the bill.

Help Stop Congress From Expanding Use of Cruel Traps and sign the following take action form.

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