|Trapping Practices. Bans Use of Specified|
Traps and Animal Poisons. Initiative Statute.
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|TRAPPING PRACTICES. BANS USE OF SPECIFIED|
TRAPS AND ANIMAL POISONS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.
- Prohibits trapping mammals classified as fur-bearing or nongame with specified traps for recreation or commerce in fur.
- Prohibits commerce in raw fur of such mammals trapped with specified traps in California.
- Prohibits use of steel-jawed leghold traps on wildlife mammals and dogs and cats except for padded steel-jawed traps used by government officials where it is the only way to protect human health and safety.
- Prohibits all use of sodium fluoroacetate (Compound 1080) or sodium cyanide to poison any animal.
- Provides misdemeanor penalties.
Summary of Legislative Analyst's
Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:
- Negligible annual revenue losses to the Department of Fish and Game (DFG).
- Unknown enforcement costs to DFG, ranging from negligible to several hundred thousand dollars annually.
- Unknown state and local costs to implement alternative animal control methods of several hundred thousand dollars to in the range of a couple of million dollars annually, depending on relative cost-effectiveness of alternative methods.
- Negligible annual loss in personal income tax revenue in the context of total state General Fund revenues.
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