A question of raccoon cruelty for N.J. Supreme Court

Exposing the Big Game

http://www.northjersey.com/news/a-question-of-raccoon-cruelty-for-n-j-supreme-court-1.1691281

They are a ubiquitous and often an irksome part of suburban life in New Jersey, known for carrying rabies and tearing through garbage.

Now raccoons are at the center of a legal battle between animal rights activists and state regulators, one that may soon head to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

This is an undated file photo of a baby raccoon was provided by The Humane Society of the United States.
NJDEP
Example of enclosed foothold traps (adopted 2015 for use in NJ)

At issue is a Christie administration policy that allows the use of a controversial trap that led to the capture and killing of thousands of raccoons by fur trappers earlier this year.

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