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Stop Illinois Bobcat Hunting

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Please help these cats so they do not become threatened again or endangered OR even worse, extinct.  Will our children or grandchildren ever know an animal in the wild or will they have to see the last remaining bobcat in a zoo?

Bobcats had been on the state's list of threatened species but were removed in 1999. There has been extensive work to restore the bobcat population and hunting them, killing them, is just not a correct solution to control them now that they are no longer threatened.  Wasn't that the point of protecting them in the first place?

If we do not say anything and allow them to be hunted they will quickly be on the endangered species list or extinct.  Since Bobcats are about twice the size of a common house cat, they will be fairly easy for hunters to kill. They stand 20 to 23 inches high at the shoulder and are 30 to 35 inches in length. Weights vary from 10 to 40 pounds. Females average about one-third smaller than males.

Bobcats live throughout Illinois but are more common in forested areas in southern parts of the state, not in a populated city where they would harm people. 

Please take a stand to help protect these animals. "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" 

Thank you.

 



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