Support Ban on Bobcat Trapping in California
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We have a unique opportunity to ban bobcat trapping in California but time is of the essence ~ We need YOUR help to make this happen!
Background: In 2013 California Governor Jerry Brown passed the Bobcat Protection Act which requires the California Fish and Game Commission to amend its regulations to prohibit trapping bobcats "within, and adjacent to, the boundaries of a national or state park, monument or preserve, national wildlife refuge, and any other public or private conservation area identified by the commission for protection.” The original bill would have banned bobcat trapping statewide but because of pressure from the trapping lobby, the bill was weakened.
Thankfully, Fish and Game Commissioner Richard Rogers requested that a complete ban on bobcat trapping be considered and vetted through the administrative rules process.
You have the opportunity to weigh in on this important issue NOW! The Commission is currently accepting public comment and will make a final vote on the issue on August 5th, 2015 at their meeting in Fortuna, CA.
Please sign this petition and urge the Commission to support Option 2, which would ban bobcat trapping statewide. After signing, please share this petition widely with friends, family and colleagues.
For more information about this issue, see our action alert, read this article in SFGate and watch our video coverage of the three CA Fish & Game Commission meetings in which testimony regarding the issue was heard: Van Nuys, CA on December 3rd, in Santa Rosa, CA on April 9th, and in Mammoth Lakes, CA on June 11th.
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Together we can ban bobcat trapping in California! Thank you!
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