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Art Event In Jackson Explores Issue Of Wildlife Trapping

Asher Jay

A wildlife advocacy group in Jackson wants to convince the public that the use of traps for hunting is inhumane, and they’re using art to convey their message.

The group, Wyoming Untrapped, has commissioned an internationally renowned environmental artist to show the value of free-roaming wild animals such as bob cats and coyotes that traditionally are some of trapper’s favorite targets.

Artist Asher Jay says the presentation will showcase the full spectrum of her work. “I’m going to be presenting my work which is everything I’ve done up until now including campaigns I’ve done for wildlife in Africa and other countries. And then putting that within in the context of compassion and commitment for local wilderness areas.”

Asher will discuss her multimedia art style and how she uses it to spread the word about illegal sales of wildlife furs and other products on Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Center Theater in Jackson.

Melodie Edwards is the host and producer of WPM's award-winning podcast The Modern West. Her Ghost Town(ing) series looks at rural despair and resilience through the lens of her hometown of Walden, Colorado. She has been a radio reporter at WPM since 2013, covering topics from wildlife to Native American issues to agriculture.
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