HELENA, Mont. -

An anti-trapping organization is proposing a ballot initiative for 2014 that would ban animal trapping on public lands in Montana.
The Secretary of State received the proposed initiative Monday from Footloose Montana board president Timothy Provow. The Legislative Services Division is reviewing the proposal.
A similar initiative failed to get enough signatures to make it on the ballot in 2010.
Footloose Montana spokeswoman K.C. York says there has been increased public awareness since then that trapping is inhumane and can injure or kill non-targeted animals. She says the proposal is reasonable because it would not affect trapping on private property.
Montana Trappers Association spokesman Toby Walruth says trapping is necessary to sustain and maintain certain species. He says it is part of Montana's culture and many families depend on trapping.