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Pet Owners, Trappers At Odds Over Trapping Plan

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Animal advocates and trappers are at odds over a plan to restrict trapping in Clark and Washoe counties.

State wildlife commissioners will hold meetings Monday in Las Vegas and Wednesday in Reno on the plan to ban trapping within 1,000 feet of a residence using anything but box or cage traps that don’t injure animals or pets.

The Nevada Humane Society and TrailSafe say dogs and cats have become entangled and injured in leg and snare traps in Nevada’s two most populous counties, and restrictions are needed to protect pets and children.

The two groups want to prohibit trapping within at least 3,000 feet of a residence except for box-style traps that don’t injure animals.

But the Nevada Trappers Association supports a ban only within 1,000 feet of a residence.

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