Wyoming is Snare Country

Our beautiful Wyoming landscapes are littered with thousands of lethal steel snares, every day of the year. They are cheap, lightweight, easy to use, and they can catch lots of different kinds of fur-bearing animals. What makes these snares so pernicious is that they trap animals indiscriminately, killing and maiming endangered and threatened species, even if they are not the primary target of the snares. We need to put an immediate end to how neck snares are choking our wildlife to death in this country. It is not acceptable in today’s day and age to be killing wild animals inhumanely for any reason.

We will advocate and educate on behalf of these animals to ensure that trapping regulations are updated to better reflect the current values of society. Until we reach our goals, we need to teach the public how to be SNARE AWARE!

Our beautiful Wyoming landscapes are littered with thousands of lethal steel snares, every day of the year.
Photo by @peterianchadwick

Stay safe around snares

Keeping your dog safe is your responsibility. If a pet is caught accidentally in a snare, it may be possible to remove it without injury. The key is to follow the steps below quickly and calmly. You should understand how to remove a snare before you head outside, but take this brochure with you for field reference. A dog or other animal caught in a snare may be extremely agitated, and may try to bite those who come near. Your ability to reassure and calm your pet is critical to a successful release.

A Look Ahead

to elevate SNARE AWARE all of WYOMING

We will advocate and educate on behalf of these animals and our communities to ensure that trapping regulations are updated. Until we reach our goals, we need to teach the public how to be SNARE AWARE!

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