California Residents: New Action Needed to Protect Bobcats from Trophy Hunters!
Thanks to your help, California bobcats have a fighting chance against trophy hunters! California’s bill to ban bobcat hunting passed through the State Assembly and is now heading to the Senate. Please take action today to ensure AB 1254 passes the upcoming Senate Appropriations Committee hearing!
Assembly Bill 1254, sponsored by Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-54) would make it unlawful to hunt, trap or otherwise “take” a bobcat except in specified circumstances including depredation permits. Your support will protect thousands of these shy, solitary creatures from being ruthlessly killed by trophy hunters each year!
In the past decade, a small number of trophy hunters killed over 10,000 California bobcats. Sportsmen’s Alliance, Calguns.net, SCHOutdoors.com, and the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action are lobbying against AB 1254 to protect their bloodthirsty interests.
Bobcats are California natives who play an essential role in the state’s ecosystems. Sadly, they often become victims of trophy hunting, car collisions, and rodenticide poisons, and also face habitat loss and wildfires, which all contribute to declining population numbers.
What YOU Can Do:
Banning trophy hunting of these beautiful animals is necessary to ensure they survive! Please contact your one California state senator by phone and email to urge support of AB 1254!
1.) Call your one California state senator by clicking on the link below, entering your zip code, and choosing the California tab to find the identity and phone number of your senator.
Say, “I support AB 1254 to prohibit bobcat hunting in our state.”
2.) Submit our letter, by filling out the form on this page, asking your senator to vote in favor of AB 1254. California residents only - thank you.