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Keep Lynx safe from deadly traps

Action: Wildlife Conservation

June 29, 2015   Action Alert ID# 241

 

One of the cardinal rules for hunters is never to shoot unless you know your target. And likewise, trappers should catch only the species they're targeting. When mistakes are made, the results can be devastating, as Maine learned this past winter when two threatened lynx were killed in traps set for fishers and martens.

The grim outcome was entirely predictable: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had done a study showing the trap setup the state wanted was a glaring threat to lynx, and yet the agency gave in to the state's demands.

Now that the state has proposed new rules to address the problem, we need your help to make sure lynx get nothing but the strongest protections they deserve.

June 29, 2015   Action Alert ID# 241

 

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