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Ohio Leghold Trap Ban, Issue 2 (1977)

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The Ohio Ban on Leghold Trapping Amendment, also known as Issue 2, was on the November 8, 1977 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] This amendment sought to ban hunting with leghold traps and other devices that cause "prolonged suffering."

Election results

Ohio Issue 2 (1977)
Defeatedd No2,027,64263.43%
Yes 1,169,068 36.57%

Election results via Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To adopt new Article XIX of the Constitution of Ohio
  1. 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;
  2. To provide that each separate violation of this amendment is a crime; and
  3. 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?[4]

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