Arizona Public Land Trapping Statute, Proposition 201 (1994)
- The measure prohibited the use of leghold traps, instant kill body gripping traps, poisons or snares to take wildlife on any public land with exceptions made for uses related to health or safety, scientific research, wildlife relocation or rodent control.
|Arizona Proposition 201 (1994)|
Official results via: Arizona Secretary of State
Text of measure
The text of the ballot read:
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Proposed by initiative petition
An act prohibiting the use of leghold traps, instant kill body gripping traps, poisons or snares to take wildlife on any public land, but not affecting hunting and fishing. Such aforementioned devices fould be used for health or safety, scientific research, wildlife relocation or rodent control.
Be it enacted by the People of Arizona:
Note: Deleted language is crossed out, added language is capitalized.
- Help Abolish Leghold Traps
- Arizona Lobby For Animals
- Kachina Animal Hospital
- Arizona Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc.
- Wildlife Damage Review
- Hunters and Fishers for an Environmental Ethic
- The Arizona Animal Welfare League, Inc.
- Rincon Group, Sierra Club
Arguments in favor of the amendment include:
- Leghold traps and similar devices pose a threat to individuals and animals on public lands.
- The initiative will not ban these devices and methods on privately owned land.
Those in opposition included:
- Arizona Cattlemen's Association
- Arizona Farm Bureau Federation
Arguments against the amendment include:
- The ban would cause cattle deaths to predators to increase, effectively raising the price of beef for consumers.