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N.H. Fish and Game pulls bobcat hunt proposal

Officials say idea didn’t have support of lawmakers, public By Amy Coveno | WMUR 9 ABC CONCORD, N.H. —In the wake of public outcry, the Fish and Game Commission is withdrawing a proposal to allow bobcat hunting and trapping in New Hampshire. The commission had voted 5-4 last month to support the proposal, but officials...

TROPHY HUNTING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE?

On February 17, 2016, the New Hampshire Fish & Game Commission voted 5 to 4 in favor of passing a proposed bobcat hunt which allows inhumane hunting methods to kill a bobcat and further endangers the Canadian Lynx, which closely resembles the bobcat. Don’t allow TROPHY HUNTING to happen to New Hampshire’s Bobcat and don’t...

America’s trapping boom relies on cruel and grisly tools

By Tom Knudson | REVEAL: The Center for Investigative Reporting January 14, 2016 Day after day, the mountain lion struggled to free itself. But the steel-jaw trap held its grip. Desperate, the big cat bit the trap so hard that it broke a tooth. It tugged and wrenched and twisted. Finally, exhausted and dehydrated, the...

7 proposals that could save animals from cruel traps

By Tom Knudson | REVEAL: The Center for Investigative Reporting February 8, 2016 Warning: This article contains graphic photos of animals injured in traps. The traps are set near hiking trails, on public land, even in wildlife refuges. Their purpose: to capture bobcats and other wild animals whose pelts are exported to China, Russia, Canada...

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Trapping Bobcats for Fur in the U.S. is Going Strong—And It’s Grisly

By Rachael Bale | National Geographic PUBLISHED January 15, 2016 A new investigation reveals America’s booming fur industry feeds high-end markets in Asia and Europe. When I think of fur trappers, I imagine a frontiersman in a coonskin cap paddling his canoe full of beaver pelts down the Hudson River. But when reporter Tom Knudson...

Christie in N.H.: ‘For all of you who want bobcats killed, I’m your guy’

By Holly Ramer | The Associated Press February 2, 2016 Questioned twice in less than 24 hours about a proposal to bring back a bobcat hunting season, the presidential hopeful takes a stand on the issue. NASHUA, N.H. — It’s not an issue he gets asked back home in New Jersey: What to do about...

Help New Hampshire keep bobcat trapping and hunting from being reinstated in their state

Please show solidarity with NH activists fighting to keep bobcat trapping & hunting from being reinstated in their state. Sign the Change.org petition: https://www.change.org/p/executive-director-nh-fish-and-game-department-save-the-bobcat-in-nh/

BOBCAT TRAPPING BAN FINALLY OFFICIAL EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 20, 2015

Thanks to your three years of help, on August 5, 2015 the California Fish and Game Commission voted 3-2 in favor of adopting a statewide ban on the pelt trapping of bobcats. But a few procedural steps remained before the ban could officially take effect, and paperwork delays very nearly resulted in yet another year...

It’s Official: Bobcat Trapping Banned in California

By Miriam Seger KCET ReWILD Commentary November 18, 2015 3:05 PM  Three years in the making, but only four days before the opening of what would have been the 2015 season, bobcat pelt trapping becomes illegal in California as of November 20. Thus ends a circuitous journey that began in early 2013 when a citizen...

BOBCAT TRAPPING BANNED IN CALIFORNIA!

Project Bobcat would like to thank every single one of you who participated, the California Fish and Wildlife Commission received over 25,000 comments, letters, and signatures urging for a statewide ban on the trapping of bobcats. The landslide number of ban supporters had a major impact on the outcome of this groundbreaking 3-2 decision, which...