PETITION: Stop cruel and senseless wildlife killing contests!

Sign this petition to let your policymakers know that you are against the cruel and senseless killing contests that target unprotected wildlife species like coyotes and prairie dogs. Besides being cruel and unethical, these mass killings pose a significant public safety risk, occurring frequently across New Mexico public lands without warning to the public. The competitions send the message that life is disposable in New Mexico—it’s beyond time to ban these events that glorify killing for its own sake.

TAKE ACTION: Tell the State Game Commssion, trapping is dangerous for everyone!

Our state’s Game Commission unanimously ruled to open up 9 million acres of state trust land to cruel and deadly leg-hold traps. Their aggressive and unfounded assault on New Mexico’s cougars threatens not only its targets, but also endangered and protected species, family dogs, hikers, tourists, and young children. Call on the New Mexico State Game Commission to listen to the majority of New Mexicans who are opposed to trapping. Write to them declaring your opposition to the Cougar Rule and join us in holding the Game Commission accountable for their unsound wildlife management practices!

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Become an APV Member and get actively involved in passing stronger laws for animals at the local, state and federal levels. Your voice for the animals will be amplified by joining together with other like-minded voices. So join us today in building a strong and effective political bloc for animals in New Mexico.

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  • APV provides you with all the tools you need to lobby and educate others on behalf of animal-friendly legislation. We assist your citizen lobbying efforts with lobbying tips, guidelines and Animal Advocacy Day at the State Legislature.
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