No kids with shotguns in county parks!
  • Petitioned John P. Donnelly

This petition was delivered to:

Executive Director, California Wildlife Conservation Board
John P. Donnelly
Regional Manager, California Dept. of Fish and Game
Ed Pert
County Supervisor
Diane Jacob
County Supervisor
Bill Horn
County Supervisor
Greg Cox

No kids with shotguns in county parks!

    1. Petition by

      Animal Protection and Rescue League

On Jan. 25, 2012, San Diego County supervisors Diane Jacob, Greg Cox and Bill Horn forced a measure through over the strenuous objection of the other two supervisors to allow a youth turkey hunt in Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve on March 24-25. Doing so required rewriting legal agreements and the county definition of "preserve" in order to benefit a few hunters.

The California Wildlife Conservation Board then signed off on the proposal without a public hearing, or ANY public input! They refused to even put the item on the agenda for their February meeting so the public could be heard.

No environmental impact report was done on the impact the hunt could have on sensitive habitat, in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act.

This plan amounts to a taxpayer handout to a small group of hunters and their children, who will have exclusive use of the Preserve to shoot turkeys, while the rest of the public is locked out. Typically 50-100 people use the area for normal recreational activities.

Please ask the Wildlife Conservation Board to rescind its approval of this controversial proposal until an environmental impact report is done!

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ginger Neimo ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Yeah thats all we need brats with guns.

    • Steven Feinberg POINT RICHMOND, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Hunting is legal murder, committed for pleasure by cruel and calloused people. Hunters are cold-blooded snipers. I despise them.

    • Sherri Starr SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Just heard about this. Maybe too late to stop it but not to late to express my disgust with the SD County Supervisors who allowed this. As a resident of SD County, those turkeys, and access to the park, belong to ME. You do NOT have the people's permission to murder wildlife in OUR park.

    • Thomas Gundlach BACHARACH, GERMANY
      • over 2 years ago

      Kids & Guns don't go in Europe, esp. Germany, obtaining a hunting license is subject to a tugh training and exams....afterwards, you may give a bit to get your own hunt (area for hunting) provided one is available. Otherwise you can ask the guy in your area "owning" a hunt to join his team of hunters....there is always close cooperation with all administrative government bodies involved (veterenay, forestry, etc.)....In addition, fire-arms are registered and it is difficult to get one legally without having the appropriate permission/license...

    • Margot Lowe OCEANSIDE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      There are plenty of healthy, wholesome ways to teach kids to enjoy the outdoors, without killing things.


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