There are many flaws in the Wildlife Conservation and Public Safety Act, better known as Roxy’s Law, passed by the New Mexico Legislature earlier this year. Unlike most laws which take effect by July 1 of the year they … Read the rest
Who will enforce Roxy’s Law?
The New Mexico Legislature (barely) passed the Wildlife Conservation and Public Safety Act, better known as Roxy’s Law, making some forms of trapping on public land a misdemeanor, effective April 1, 2022. That’s no April Fool’s joke: the law will … Read the rest
Help make New Mexico public lands trap-free
Roxy’s Law is now in the New Mexico state legislature as the Wildlife Conservation and Public Safety Act, SB32.
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WildEarth Guardians and our partners at the TrapFree New Mexico coalition are working to … Read the rest
To Stop the Pandemic, Stop Wildlife Trafficking
As 2020 started, the New Mexico State Game Commission had just finalized its rule to increase wildlife trapping. The commissioners, including a hastily-appointed new commission chair, voted overwhelmingly in favor, proving that the governor had no interest in appointing … Read the rest
Governor Removes Game Commission Chair
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has removed Joanna Prukop as chair of the State Game Commission. While this appears to be a result of a dispute between landowners and anglers, there are many reasons why Prukop, an outspoken advocate … Read the rest
Fire the NM Game Commission
More than 60 years ago, Rachel Carson warned of the coming “Silent Spring” as pesticides threatened bird populations. Now the climate emergency is devastating bird populations. Birds are not the only animals facing extinction. Yet the New Mexico Department of … Read the rest
The Lobbying Trap
The recently concluded session of the New Mexico Legislature defeated “Roxy’s Law,” House Bill 366, which would have restricted trapping on public land. In spite of a massive public campaign in favor of the bill, the professional lobbyists of … Read the rest