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BAN THE TRAP! How you can help end bobcat trapping in CA

Help stop bobcat trapping for good in California by emailing CA Fish & Wildlife (JULY 31st deadline) the following message personalized with your own comments to: fgc@fgc.ca.gov SUBJECT LINE: Support Option 2, statewide ban on bobcat trapping Dear Executive Director Sonke Mastrup: I strongly urge you to choose the Option 2 statewide ban on trapping...

Social Compassion in Legislation ask you to Support Full Ban On Bobcat Trapping

Social Compassion in Legislation’s Call to Action: Support Full Ban On Bobcat Trapping Option 2: Total prohibition on bobcat trapping in California – Amend Section 478 by prohibiting bobcat trapping throughout California – Amend Section 479 eliminating pelt tags, fees, and department marks for bobcats taken by trapping. PLEASE EMAIL, CALL OR FAX IN SUPPORT...

ACTION ALERT: HELP US CROSS THE FINISH LINE IN THE CAMPAIGN TO END BOBCAT TRAPPING IN CALIFORNIA!

Comment Deadline: Friday, July 31, 12 pm noon, for the August 5 Fortuna meeting  (August 5 is the proposed date for the final rule making decision) The California Fish and Game Commission will be deciding between Option 1, zonal management plan or Option 2, statewide ban. Map to Option 1 zones for open trapping areas:...

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...