One big reason agribusiness interests and the trapping lobby are pushing for Amendment 71 is because the HSUS banned the use of steel-jawed leghold traps and snares in the state 20 years ago through a constitutional amendment. bit.ly/2dOhsTS
Note: If you live in Colorado, please vote against this.
Special interest groups and some Colorado politicians have crafted a constitutional amendment, Amendment 71, that masquerades as an election reform proposal but really amounts to an attack on the voting rights of the citizenry. If approved, it will disable future efforts to advance animal welfare and conservation reforms in Colorado through the initiative process. It should be lumped into the same category as other constitutional amendments being promoted by special interest groups arrayed against us — measures like the outrageous State Question 777, which seeks to create a “right to farm” in Oklahoma and prevent any future local or state regulations to govern agricultural practices.
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