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Gov. Brown Signs Bill Banning California Bobcat Trapping

October 13, 2013
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Source Center for Biological Diversity

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Gov. Jerry Brown today signed a bill that will ban commercial bobcat trapping around California’s national and state parks, monuments and refuges. Assembly Bill 1213 also prohibits bobcat trapping on private land without the owner’s permission and ends the state’s subsidy of this archaic practice.

“This is great news for California’s bobcats, and for the millions of Californians and visitors alike who love watching wildlife in our beautiful parks and other wild places,” said Brian Nowicki with the Center for Biological Diversity.

Assembly Bill 1213, introduced by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, was sparked by a disturbing increase in commercial bobcat trapping just outside the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park. In some areas the amount of trapping increased eight-fold over the course of two years as international demands for pelts grew.

Thousands of California residents spoke out against bobcat trapping. Rising fur prices overseas have driving up demand for California bobcat pelts.


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Governor brown,
we need more like
You around.
Someone who
Really cares,
About ALL life
Out there,

Signed, bobcat nation

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


19 Comments leave one →
  1. LINDABADHAM permalink
    October 13, 2013 12:12 pm

    GOOD:)

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  2. October 13, 2013 12:16 pm

    Thank you, Gov. Brown. You proven that there are still compassionate politicians. Well done, sir!

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  3. October 13, 2013 12:55 pm

    Donc Bobcat est un chat Sauvage ou lynx, il faut protèger ces animaux qui sont chassés.

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  4. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    October 13, 2013 1:37 pm

    Governor brown,
    we need more like
    You around.
    Someone who
    Really cares,
    About ALL life
    Out there,

    Signed, bobcat nation

    Like

    • October 13, 2013 3:16 pm

      Thank you, sweetie, it’s perfect!

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      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        October 13, 2013 5:39 pm

        You are so very welcome and thank you 🙂

        Good news recharges us!

        Like

  5. October 13, 2013 3:15 pm

    Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game and commented:
    “Assembly Bill 1213, introduced by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, was sparked by a disturbing increase in commercial bobcat trapping just outside the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park. In some areas the amount of trapping increased eight-fold over the course of two years as international demands for pelts grew…”

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  6. October 13, 2013 5:42 pm

    Reblogged this on Niki.V.all.ways.My.way. and commented:
    an important issue up here in the high desert! we ❤ our bobcats!

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  7. narhvalur permalink
    October 13, 2013 6:32 pm

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

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  8. October 14, 2013 4:19 am

    Reblogged this on Wolf Is My Soul.

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  9. Britta Mohr permalink
    October 14, 2013 8:18 am

    YESSS…. trapping is so cruel!

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