Arizona Public Land Trapping Amendment, Proposition 200 (1992)
This proposed statute would have banned certain devices and substances for taking wildlife on public land.
|Arizona Proposition 200 (1992)|
Official results via: State of Arizona Official Canvass
Text of measure
The text of the ballot read:
An initiative measure
An act banning certain devices, such as legtraps, and substances for certain taking of wildlife on public lands, except as determined for health and safety; exempting from this ban the taking of wildlife with guns or other implements in hand; also stating a policy of humane and non-lethal wildlife management and property protection.
Be it enacted by the people of Arizona:
Those in support of the amendment included:
- Arizonans for Safety and Humanity on Public Lands
Arguments in favor of the amendment included:
- Leghold traps, snares, explosives, etc. are no longer necessary and pose a problem to humans and pets.
- The types of traps listed in this proposition can still be used if necessary to protect health and safety if given approval from local health authorities.
Those in opposition to the amendment included:Cite error: Invalid
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- Arizona Wildlife Federation
- Arizona Farm Bureau
- Arizona Cattlemen's Association
- Arizona Citizen's Coalition on Resource Decisions
- Tucson Rod & Gun Club
- Arizona State Game and Fish Commission
- Arizonans for Wildlife Conservation
Arguments in opposition of the amendment included:
- The proposition would eliminate the most effective ways to control not only pests like coyotes but also rats and mice on public property.
- State of Arizona 1992 Ballot Proposition voting guide
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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