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Title: HB 1375 This bill is dead
Post by: Humptulips on January 28, 2021, 10:02:23 PM
https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1375&Initiative=false&Year=2021
Monday is the cut off for a hearing on this bill and the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural resources is not scheduled to meet Monday so it looks like it will die in Committee.

This bill uses COVID 19 as an excuse to end the production and manufacture of furs.
It would end fur ranching and trapping.
Title: Re: HB 1375 a bill that would end trapping
Post by: Grizzlybuiltcontracting on January 28, 2021, 10:30:33 PM
How can we stop this from going through? What can we do to fight this?
Title: Re: HB 1375 a bill that would end trapping
Post by: Humptulips on January 28, 2021, 10:47:35 PM
It is a House bill so voice your concerns to your State Representative, especially so, Members of the House Committee on Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources. That is the Committee the bill is in.
Here are the members of that Committee,
https://leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/RDAN/Pages/MembersStaff.aspx

Not sure who your Representative is,
https://leg.wa.gov/house/Pages/default.aspx
Title: Re: HB 1375 a bill that would end trapping
Post by: bigtex on January 28, 2021, 10:53:35 PM
https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1375&Initiative=false&Year=2021

This bill uses COVID 19 as an excuse to end the production and manufacture of furs.
It would end fur ranching and trapping.
The bill would end fur ranching.

The ending of trapping aspect however is unclear as the bill does not change any state trapping laws, it simply relates to laws under the governance of the Dept of Agriculture. The definitions of "fur product" and "produce or manufacture" will have to be looked into further.
Title: Re: HB 1375 a bill that would end trapping
Post by: Humptulips on January 28, 2021, 11:20:30 PM
https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1375&Initiative=false&Year=2021

This bill uses COVID 19 as an excuse to end the production and manufacture of furs.
It would end fur ranching and trapping.
The bill would end fur ranching.

The ending of trapping aspect however is unclear as the bill does not change any state trapping laws, it simply relates to laws under the governance of the Dept of Agriculture. The definitions of "fur product" and "produce or manufacture" will have to be looked into further.
I would encourage anyone to click on the link and read the bill. It would prohibit anyone to produce or manufacture a fur product. Easily read to include raw fur no matter how it is produced. It exempts leather manufacture. That has no relationship to fur ranches so why do they feel the need to exempt leather manufacture unless the language of the bill can be interpreted to encompass more than Fur Ranches?
On top of that I doubt it will help fur producers if their customers are put out of business.
Title: Re: HB 1375 a bill that would end trapping
Post by: CementFinisher on January 29, 2021, 02:15:56 AM
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Title: Re: HB 1375 a bill that would end trapping
Post by: Skyvalhunter on January 29, 2021, 05:43:33 AM
https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
Title: Re: HB 1375 a bill that would end trapping
Post by: Cougartail on January 29, 2021, 07:41:48 AM
Hunters you better pay attention too. This backdoor attemp at banning trapping is how they will end hunting. Now is the time to stand together.
Title: Re: HB 1375 a bill that would end trapping
Post by: Jingles on January 29, 2021, 07:47:52 AM
Don't see where it ends trapping just can't process any animals with hair on.
Title: Re: HB 1375 a bill that would end trapping
Post by: ne kid on January 29, 2021, 08:00:10 AM
A high cap mag isn't gun control. Same thing.
Title: Re: HB 1375 a bill that would end trapping
Post by: Grizzlybuiltcontracting on January 29, 2021, 08:51:59 AM
Don't see where it ends trapping just can't process any animals with hair on.
What's the point of trapping if you can't do anything with the fur.
That's Ike saying you can deer hunt, but you can't eat the meat.
Title: Re: HB 1375 a bill that would end trapping
Post by: bornhunter on January 29, 2021, 08:54:12 AM
Hunters you better pay attention too. This backdoor attemp at banning trapping is how they will end hunting. Now is the time to stand together.

Exactly. An inch at a time is how they work.
Title: Re: HB 1375 a bill that would end trapping
Post by: Humptulips on January 29, 2021, 06:53:59 PM
I talked to some people and perhaps at this time it is better to just watch the bill and see what happens. If it gets scheduled for a hearing then we would want comments to Representatives.
A lot of bills get introduced that never go anyplace. I was told maybe better to not draw attention to it now.
So lets just keep an eye on it for now.
Title: Re: HB 1375 This bill is dead
Post by: plentycoupe on March 09, 2021, 07:15:14 PM
It is scheduled now.
Title: Re: HB 1375 This bill is dead
Post by: Loup Loup on March 09, 2021, 08:17:42 PM
bigtex: How can you say this bill would not end trapping? It specifically states fur production. and also goes so far as to require every home to inventory and report any and all fur items that are in the home. Down to "trinkets".
Everyday this State tips further over to insanity.
I guess if this state outlawed fur trapping we could all just nuisance trap and throw all our once valued furbearers in a pit.
Would this meet your definition of trapping, bigtex?
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