To Governor Nathan Dean of Georgia for passing H.B. 160 that has made trapping raccoons in Northern Georgia legal.
The use of steel traps (of any kind) in the trapping of animals is cruel. It creates extreme fear and pain which no animal should be subject to. Northern Georgia and Southern Georgia were at a standstill on this until recently. As detailed in a local news article, residents of Northern Georgia were encouraged to petition Governor Nathan Dean for the continued protection of the raccoons there. According to Emory Dunahoo, a representative of Hall County, the reason the northern raccoons were “off limits” was a result of “a feud” between hunters and trappers. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case since the H.B. 160 Bill was signed on April 27, 2015.
Take Action: Contact your state legislature to encourage restrictions on wild animal trapping in your state.