The Ohio Ban on Leghold Trapping Amendment
, also known as Issue 2
, appeared on the November 8, 1977 ballot
as an initiated constitutional amendment
, where it was defeated
This amendment sought to ban hunting with leghold traps and other devices that cause "prolonged suffering."
| Ohio Issue 2 (1977)|
|Yes|| 1,169,068|| 36.57%|
Election results via Ohio Secretary of State.
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|| Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To adopt new Article XIX of the Constitution of Ohio
- To prohibit any person from using in this state leghold traps in the trappings of wild birds or wild four-legged animals (quadrupeds) and also to prohibit any person from using any trapping device in a manner which will cause continued, prolonged suffering to such birds or animals;
- To provide that each separate violation of this amendment is a crime; and
- To provide that any person may bring a civil action for an injunction to stop a violation and to recover costs and attorneys fees.
Shall the proposed amendment be adopted?