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Casper Family Whose Dogs Died In Traps Sues Wyoming Game And Fish Department

WYOMING BREAKING NEWS!

The tragic trapping death of three St. Bernards by a trapper’s snares occurred in Casper, WY on November 2014. The family has responded by taking legal action to recover damages, and for trapping reform. Wyoming Untrapped supports this legal action and agrees that trapping reform is key to public, pet and wildlife safety on our public lands.

Local Jackson, WY attorney, Gary Shockey is representing the family of Robert and Ashley Cardenas and their children Savannah and Braylon in their lawsuit filed in Natrona County District Court.

The Cardenas family wants the court to order the disclosure of the identity of the trapper to recover damages for property losses and emotional injuries, declare trapping is not authorized on state lands, and stop further trapping on state lands. “The defendants are trapper “John Doe”; Brian Olsen, Casper region wildlife supervisor for Game and Fish; Janet Milek, Casper region spokeswoman; the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission; and the Department itself.”

Shockey filed the Cardenas complaint Friday November 18 before Thanksgiving week. The Complaint is public record, filed in Casper. The case number is CV-102219. Read the Complaint: bit.ly/2hHwb4J

Read full K2Radio news article: bit.ly/2hnu9do

Read article in Billings Gazette: http://bit.ly/2hCgeAv

Read our WU website news post Dec 2014: bit.ly/2hymQzW

Read our WU website blog of the filing May 2016: bit.ly/2hybfB0

Gary L. Shockey
Deidre Bainbridge
Counsel for Plaintiffs
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WYOMING UNTRAPPED is dedicated to CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT SAFE FOR PEOPLE, PETS AND WILDLIFE through:
Education. Informing the public of the hazards of Wyoming’s inhumane wildlife trapping practices.
Reform. Encouraging wildlife management agencies and decision makers to modernize the state’s trapping regulations.
Advocacy. Mobilizing a concerned citizenry to achieve solution-based strategies to reach our mission.

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