Illegal trapping and dumping on Padre Island

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In light of the recent illegal trapping and illegal dumping of wildlife on Padre Island, Friends of Padre, Inc. is offering a $2,000 reward for information resulting in an arrest and conviction related to the above mentioned illegal acts. In addition, Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Operation Game Thief Program offers up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of responsible parties.  Trapping on public land is not only illegal, it is dangerous. The threat posed to the public and domestic animals should not be ignored as these traps function in a non-discriminatory manner. In addition, illegal dumping poses a public health risk and potential environmental hazards. If you have information related to these recent events, please contact Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Operation Game Thief at 1-800-792-GAME.


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