Refuge From Cruel Trapping Act

(H.R. 2016/S. 1081)

This bill amends the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 to prohibit the use or possession of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Status: Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.-17) introduced H.R. 2016 on April 23, 2015, and it was referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced S.1081 on May 6, 2015 and it was referred to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

AVMA Position: Under Review
Primary Contact: Dr. Elise Ackley