Copy, paste and personalize the following letter to send to your California State Assembly person to urge them to support The AB 1213, The Bobcat Protection Act. For more information on this bill, please read the A.B. 1213 (Bloom) Fact Sheet (pdf).

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[Date]

Honorable [your California Lawmaker],

Please Support A.B. 1213 (Bloom) and End Bobcat Trapping in California

I urge you to support A.B. 1213 (Bloom), the Bobcat Protection Act of 2013. I am appalled that hundreds of California’s native bobcats are trapped and killed each year for sale of their skins in the international fur trade. With increasing demand for bobcat fur in China and Russia, California’s bobcats are being increasingly exploited for commercial gain. This year numerous bobcats were killed just outside Joshua Tree National Park, a practice that is not only inhumane but harms the ecology of a national treasure and undermines the natural beauty that makes California such a special place to live and visit.

I strongly support A.B. 1213 by Assembly Member Richard Bloom, which would ban the commercial trapping and sale of bobcats in California. I ask that you vote for A.B. 1213 and do everything you can to end bobcat trapping in our state.

Thank you,

[Your name]
[Your address]
[City, State ZIP]

FAX a letter directly to the Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife by April 1st, 2013:

Anthony Rendon
Assembly Member, 63rd District
Chair, Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife
P.O. Box 942849
Room 2136
Sacramento, CA 94249-0063
Fax: 916-319-2196

Contact information local representatives for the Morongo Basin region:

Brian Nestande (R), 42nd Assembly District
73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite #116
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 674-0164
Fax: (760) 674-0184
Website: http://arc.asm.ca.gov/member/AD42/

Jean Fuller (R), State Senate
State Capitol, Room 3063
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4018
Fax: (916) 322-3304
Email form available at his website: http://cssrc.us/web/18/

Write a thank you note to Richard Bloom for introducing CA State Bill 1213, The Bobcat Protection Act of 2013. Please write or call his offices to commend and show support for his office’s efforts.

Richard Bloom (D) 5oth Assembly District
2800 28th Street, Suite 150
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tel: (310) 450-0041
Fax: (310) 450-6090

Write to Governor Brown and other state legislators at:

Name of Representative
C/O The State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814

To locate your elected officials including CA State Assembly Members, visit Project Vote Smart: http://votesmart.org/