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Update, June 11 California Fish and Game Commission meeting, Mammoth, CA

WHERE WE ARE NOW Since the passage of AB1213, The Bobcat Protection Act, the California Fish and Game Commission (CFGC) has been hearing recommendations on how final regulations should read. They are near the conclusion of this process. Rules will be adopted on August 5, at the next meeting in Fortuna. The options before the...

END BOBCAT TRAPPING IN CALIFORNIA!

Over the past few years, a rising demand for bobcat pelts in China and Russia has driven up fur prices and caused a boom in bobcat trapping in California. As a result, trappers have been targeting the boundaries of national parks — luring the cats out of these safe havens and into their deadly traps....

Recap -April 9 FGC “Update meeting re, AB1213” – Santa Rosa, CA

Before the AB1213 agenda item was called, seven articulate fourth graders from an elementary school in Fairfax, CA. spoke to the Commission, emphasizing the importance of protecting bobcats for their generation. Their passion and intelligence moved everyone in the room, including the Commissioners who amply expressed their admiration for the children. You can find their...

SB 457 – “Officially DEAD” Bill not resubmitted for current committee session

Although originally scheduled to be heard on April 28, Senator Nielsen chose NOT to bring his amended anti AB1213 bill back to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water. This was presumably due to his realization that he lacked the votes to get the bill passed out of the committee. Consequently, the bill was...

Urge Senators to vote “NO” on SB457 DEADLINE APRIL 24, 2015, 5PM

The Bobcat Protection Act is moving towards implementation, with tremendous support for a complete prohibition on commercial bobcat trapping in California. Faced with the reality that a statewide ban is now a very real possibility, a pro-trapping Senator has introduced SB 457, which would change The Bobcat Protection Act and subtly render its protections meaningless....

Wildlife advocates back state ban on trapping bobcats

By Peter Fimrite | San Francisco Chronicle Photo: Brant Ward / The Chronicle Billy, who was raised by humans, comes to the side of his large enclosure to visit Thursday April 9, 2015. “Billy” a rescued bobcat from Southern California now lives at the Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue center in Petaluma, Calif. Wildlife advocacy groups...

Urgent: Write to Fish and Game Commission to ban commercial Bobcat Trapping in California Deadline: March 26, 2015, 5pm

We thank those of you who wrote letters supporting a statewide ban on commercial bobcat trapping for the February 12, 2015 Fish and Game Commission meeting in Sacramento. Although February 12th was originally scheduled to be the date of the Fish and Game Commission’s final meeting before rulemaking, Fish and Wildlife Services still had not...

Northern Counties Opposing Ban on Bobcat Trapping

by Chris Clarke | KCET The state commission that regulates hunting and trapping in California is considering a complete ban on bobcat trapping in the state, but two Northern California counties have a problem with that. The California Fish and Game Commission has been considering banning all bobcat trapping in the state as a way...

TAKE ACTION TO END BOBCAT TRAPPING IN CALIFORNIA NOW!

Thanks to your efforts along with our partners, the Center for Biological Diversity and other supporters across the state, the Bobcat Protection Act of 2013 was passed by the California legislature just over a year ago. Now we need your help to ensure the bill is implemented to truly protect the state’s bobcats. The California...

2013-14 CA Fish & Wildlife “Bobcat Harvest” Assessment Data

Project Bobcat is gearing up for a huge targeted letter campaign in our effort to convince California Fish and Game Commission to properly implement AB 1213 as previously voted into law—with the possibility that bobcat trapping be banned throughout the state. Please stay tuned for info on how you can help this happen. Sign-up for...