Victory for California Wildlife
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From In Defense of Animals (IDA)
September 2013

California has banned the cruelest of deaths of wildlife by trappers!

On Monday, August 26, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 789, which will put an end to many of the cruel practices used by private "nuisance" wildlife control operators.

The bill outlaws the most heinous methods of animal killing, such as drowning, chest crushing, and injection with toxic chemicals such as nail polish remover; it also includes provisions to protect domestic animals from getting killed in Conibears (spine-crushing trapping devices).

"We share this planet with wildlife," Assemblyman Das Williams, the bill's sponsor said. "Animals cannot speak for themselves so we must speak for them and stop their torturous, slow and painful deaths."

"Trapping is barbaric, and has no place in our society." says Anja Heister, IDA's Director of the Wild and Free-Habitats Campaign, "This bill eliminates the most egregious and brutal methods trappers have been be able to employ under the guise of wildlife damage control. It is a great improvement, and we thank our supporters, who came out in huge numbers to support this crucial bill."

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