Target: Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval
Goal: To ban fur trapping in the state of Nevada
There has been a lot of turmoil generated recently on the current regulations and allowance of fur trapping in the state of Nevada. As of right now, fur trapping is completely legal as long as trappers follow state regulations which consist of rules such as checking the traps within a certain period of time. Regardless of the regulations put in place, fur trapping is still a cruel and unnecessary practice that must be stopped completely. Animal advocates are fighting to ban this terrible practice, and at the very least change regulations to be kinder to the animals that succumb to these traps. A change in regulations would be nice, but ensuring this practice is completely outlawed would be an even sweeter victory.
Last month a video of a Nevada wildlife advisory board member encouraging a dog to lunge and attack a bobcat that was caught in a trap enraged the activists who would like to see fur trapping banned and with good reason. Immediately, activists voiced their concerns and a petition was created in favor of this particular board member’s resignation. A legislation for the ban of fur trapping was also introduced along with all that happened in response to this video. Unfortunately, this practice is still currently legal, despite the fervent efforts of activists within the state. As stated above, regulations such as a 96 hour waiting period to check fur traps for wounded, suffering animals is just too long. Regulations such as these prove that rules set forth by trappers are not even attempting to be kind to the animals, knowing they already have a set fate anyway. The least trappers could do is ensure the animals don’t suffer for that long of a period. Thus far, animal lovers have taken good lengths to change Nevada’s state of mind about fur trapping, but support is needed to take that next step.
The more people that are willing to speak up about how wrong fur trapping is, the easier it will be to ensure that Nevada understands why it would be beneficial to ban this practice. The state should not have to worry about wading through complaints and petitions to condemn certain wildlife board members or tend to dead animals that have suffered at the teeth of a fur trapper’s cruel device. Nevada could just ban the practice entirely and be saved from that burden, and save countless animals at the same time. There is no need for this cruel practice to exist any longer. Synthetics can perfectly replace real fur. Who wants the skin of a dead animal on their backs anyways?
Dear Governor Brian Sandoval,
I understand there has been quite an uproar lately with concerns and complaints about the legal practice of fur trapping in Nevada. The cruel video of a wildlife advisory board member encouraging a dog to attack a helpless, trapped animal is just morally wrong and disgusting. It is disheartening to know that such a person is a part of a wildlife board, as that is the last place they should be welcomed. Animal activists have put forth that they wish this member to resign from their position and that the regulations of fur trapping change, or even better, the practice be banned altogether.
Now please take into consideration that banning fur trapping would be quite beneficial for you. Not only would it truly place you in a moral, compassionate light, but it would relieve the state of Nevada from having to worry about complaints and violations of fur trapping regulations from concerned citizens. Animals are suffering for as long as fur trapping is still allowed. Please use your best judgement and ban this terrible practice.
[Your Name Here]