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WILDLIFE. BODY-GRIPPING TRAPS BAN. ANIMAL POISONS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Prohibits trapping mammals classified as fur-bearing or nongame with body-gripping traps for recreation or commerce in fur. Prohibits commerce in raw fur of such mammals trapped with body-gripping traps in California. Permits common rat and mouse traps. Prohibits use of steel-jawed leghold traps on wildlife mammals and dogs and cats except for padded steel-jawed traps used by government officials where it is the only way to protect human health and safety. Prohibits poisoning animals with sodium fluoroacetate (Compound 1080) or sodium cyanide. Provides misdemeanor penalties. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of the fiscal impact on state and local governments: Measure would result in no new additional enforcement costs to the state to carry out its various provisions and minor losses in revenues from the issuance of trapping and fur-dealer licenses. There would be potential minor income tax revenue loss to the extent that the measure would prompt trappers to discontinue trapping and that authorized traps under the measure do not prove effective in preventing damage to livestock and other property.
Alan Hugh Berger C/O Animal Protection Institute, 2831 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, Ca 95820 (916) 731-5521; A. Aaron Medlock C/O Protect Pets And Wildlife, 11726 San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 330, Los Angeles, Ca 90049 (310) 207-7706
Wildlife. Body-Gripping Traps Ban. Animal Poisons. California Initiative 751 (1997).