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Trapping Practices. Bans Use of Specified
Traps and Animal Poisons. Initiative Statute.
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Proposition 4
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Confused? YOU SHOULD BE! Proposition 4 is another badly written initiative. Don't let the radical animals rights activists confuse you. Listen to the experts:

"The radicals want you to believe 24,000 animals are trapped for fur. NONSENSE! Nearly 80% of animals trapped in California are RODENTS . . . filthy, diseased RODENTS!"
Steve Poplin, formerly of U.C. Davis Veterinary Medicine Program.

"Sensible wildlife conservation is gradually being crowded out by extreme animal rights groups to the detriment of wildlife. Proposition 4 is another example of extremists placing their own agenda ahead of proven wildlife management methods."
Walter E. Howard, Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Biology and Vertebrate Ecology, University of California, Davis

"Proposition 4's price tag is staggering. Taxpayers would pay millions (according to the California Department of Fish & Game) for bureaucrats needed to enforce this bad law. We can't afford Proposition 4."
Lewis K. Uhler, President, National Tax Limitation Committee

"If Proposition 4 passes, many populations of threatened and endangered species in California will suffer and some may even become extinct."
Gary Simmons, State Director, United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services

"Today's wildlife management tools are the most humane ever. Proposition 4 would ban tools needed to conserve threatened and endangered species and force cruel alternatives to control problem predators, including traps that kill."
Joelle Buffa, Professional Wildlife Biologist

PROTECT HEALTH AND SAFETY, PROPERTY
AND ENDANGERED SPECIES
NO MORE REGULATIONS
NO MORE TAXES
NO MORE BUREAUCRATS
NO ON ANOTHER BAD BALLOT PROPOSITION
NO ON 4

LINDA MACEDO
President, California Women for Agriculture

BILL EVERETT
President, Endangered Species Recovery Council

JACK PARNELL
Frmr. Director, CA Department of Fish & Game

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