Trapping: Politics, practicality -- a...

Trapping: Politics, practicality -- and cruelty

There are 7 comments on the El Paso Times story from Aug 2, 2011, titled Trapping: Politics, practicality -- and cruelty. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Deep in the silence of a New Mexico forest, a bushy tailed red fox rustles leaves as he makes his way through the trees.

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non-resident trapper

Prairieville, LA

#1 Aug 2, 2011
The editorial board of "The El Paso Times" is a politically and philosophically biased body of reporters,who blatantly insult the common sense and intelligence of their respected readers.I do not blame them for not putting their names to this political "looney-tune".To quote Bugs Bunny,"What a maroon!"
non-resident trapper

Prairieville, LA

#2 Aug 2, 2011
After the "Fox and the Hound"Walt Disney introduction,the politics bombard the readers.Bill Richardson,Democrat, good,Susan Martinez,Republican,bad.Federa l government,wolves,good,trapper s,traps,bad.And,they call trappers Neanderthals.As my dear old Mother used to say,"That's the pot calling the kettle black!"Journalism,you call that journalism?
non-resident trapper

Prairieville, LA

#3 Aug 3, 2011
I think "The El Paso Times" editorial board should be given an award for the poorest written environmental article in the history of American journalism.How does something this ridiculous make it past the editor's desk?Excuse me,the editor had to be in collusion and approved it,hence the term editorial board.What an Einstein!

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Since: Dec 10

Las Cruces, New Mexico

#4 Aug 3, 2011
The only problem with responsible trapping is that it hurts some folks sensitivities. I did not know that there had been any problems with trappers in New Mexico or pets being caught in traps.

If there are specific concerns with the trapping program then they certainly should be addressed individually before a prohibition is ever considered.

Most trapping in New Mexico is done in the eastern part of the state on vast stretches of private land anyway. Very little trapping is done in areas that may impact the general public and even then it is not a threat. All that is hype.

The only issue is a "moral" issue for some folks. I dont believe the State should dictate morals. It should allow trapping as long as the activity does not impact the ecosystem negatively or become a public hazard. I dont see where the current trapping regs are allowing either.
non-resident trapper

Prairieville, LA

#5 Aug 4, 2011
Self-proclaimed anti-trapping advocates are having incidents with their pets and unmarked empty traps during the winter before trapping regulations are to be reconsidered by NMDGF.When confronted by someone with experience in these matters,they refuse to answer questions about their terrible ordeals.The Sierra Club of New Mexico has teamed with Wild Earth Guardians and Animal Protection of New Mexico,both radical environmental groups who engage in questionable and unethical practices.They want an end to all trapping in New Mexico,period,no compromise,no reasoning,and will settle for nothing less.The Sierra Club,once a reputable outdoors organization,is now losing credibility with the general public and needs to seriously reconsider the path they have chosen.
non-resident trapper

Prairieville, LA

#6 Aug 5, 2011
The time has come for the press of New Mexico to pen a public apology to the citizens of New Mexico and to write an expose' on these radical animal rights groups and condemn their beliefs and activities.Anything less at this point will be considered further collusion of the press and continued approval by the press of these groups and their activities.Get out of bed with these eco-criminals,the honeymoon is over,now is the time to pay the fiddler,apologize to your respected readers before you lose what little credibility you have left.It is quickly waning in the eyes of the citizens of New Mexico."A man without a horse is no man at all",the horse you have ridden for so long has now died and the stench has consumed all of New Mexico.
non-resident trapper

Prairieville, LA

#7 Aug 11, 2011
There is a study just released on the effect of trapping on the Blue Range Mexican Wolf Program.Susan Montoya Bryan,the famous pro-wolf anti-trapping reporter,wrote an article but it appears to have not made it to this forum.here is the website" www.wildearthguardians.org/site/DocServer/usg...

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