Global Eco Watch: Major ecological happenings of the week (January 13 - 19, 2020)
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India, Jan. 19 -- Down To Earth brings you the top happenings in the world of global ecology
New Mexico reauthorises trapping of foxes, bobcats and other animals
The New Mexico Game Commission on January 17, 2020, approved the trapping of bobcats, foxes and other wildlife throughout most of the US state despite protests by wildlife lovers, a media report said.
According to the decision, the use of 'leghold traps', 'body-crushing traps' and 'strangulation snares' has been reauthorised. These traps have caused the maiming or death of many species of wildlife, domestic animals, pets and have also injured humans.
The trapping of animals on public lands in New Mexico is legal despite efforts last year to prohibit it by legislation.
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