Petition statement to be delivered to The Minnesota State House, The Minnesota State Senate, and Governor Mark Dayton

Safe public lands

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Safe public lands

To be delivered to The Minnesota State House, The Minnesota State Senate, and Governor Mark Dayton

Petition Statement

Prohibit the use of bodygrip traps on the ground on MN public lands.
There are currently 3,577 signatures. NEW goal - We need 4,000 signatures!

Petition Background

On December 17th my precious dog Penni was killed in a bodygrip trap baited with beaver meat on public land in Crow Wing County. She meant the world to me. And now my world is shattered. Nine days later another dog named Sue was killed in a bodygrip trap set in a wildlife management area near Staples. At least 5 local dogs have been killed in these traps in recent years. It is legal to kill our dogs with these traps.

Thank you for signing. Please keep spreading the word. We can get the law changed to protect our dogs if enough people speak up. When we are ready for the next step I will let you know.

This petition is for all land in MN because dogs can't read and accidents do happen. Neither justifys a deaths sentence.

The MN Trappers Association continues to refuse to compromise.

The MN DNR has recorded more than 20 dogs killed in body grips since 2012. Our records show more than 30 in that same time period. Reporting is voluntary so the real number is likely many times that number.

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