“Protecting Oregon’s Wildlife From Trapping”
Animals suffer in traps. Period. Caught in traps, animals are subjected to injury, hunger, thirst, exposure to the elements and predation. Traps are indiscriminate and frequently kill unintended targets, including threatened, endangered and sensitive species. This year, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted new rules to reduce some of the state’s trap check times. This is a small step forward and makes it less likely that animals will suffer for extended periods of time and more likely that non-target wildlife can be released. But what comes next? Learn more about opportunities to protect Oregon’s wildlife from trapping and how you can get involved.
Quinn Read is the Oregon Policy Director for the Center for Biological Diversity. She works to protect and restore Oregon’s imperiled species and landscapes. Prior to joining the Center, Quinn worked as the Northwest program director at Defenders of Wildlife. Quinn also serves on Oregon’s Environmental Justice Task Force. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington and a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.