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Utah Student Saves Southern Utah Canyonlands From Oil & Gas Leases

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, University of Utah student Tim DeChristopher, 27, short-circuited a federal oil and gas lease sale yesterday at the BLM offices in Salt Lake City.

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A Montana Trapper Confesses

A Montana trapper has publicly confessed to animal abuse. In a guest opinion recently printed in The Missoulian (http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2008/02/11/opinion/guest/guest11.txt), Montana Trappers Association member Dennis “Foothold” Schutz wrote, “We trappers do cause pain and suffering to animals and apologize to no one.” While this is a change from the fur trapper’s usual claim that trapping is humane, the admission was obviously ...

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Fur Trapping Increases In Oregon

The number of licensed fur trappers in Oregon has more than doubled for the 2007 – 08 trapping season. According to the ODFW, 1500 new licenses were issued above the roughly 1,000 already outstanding. The revived popularity of furs in fashion, reversing the decline of the past decade, has caused a marked increase in the price of pelts, especially bobcat. ...

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Oregon SB 672 Limits Trapping Cruelty

The use of leg- and body-hold traps remains in wide use in Oregon, with well over 20,000 animals trapped each year. Under current ODFW regulations, animals can, and do, remain in a trap for from 48 hours to 30 days. SB 672, which is in the Oregon Senate Environmental and Natural Resource Committee, would reduce the time allowed between checking ...

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Trapping: SB 672 Is A Good Idea

The use of leg- and body-hold traps remains in wide use in Oregon, with well over 20,000 animals trapped each year. Under current ODFW regulations, animals can, and do, remain in a trap for from 48 hours to 30 days. SB 672, which is in the Oregon Senate Environmental and Natural Resource Committee, would reduce the time allowed between checking ...

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