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California Residents: Protect Bobcats from Trophy Hunters!

California Residents: Protect Bobcats from Trophy Hunters!

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We're thrilled to share that AB 1254 to protect bobcats from trophy hunters passed the Assembly. Now it will be heard in the Senate. Please stay tuned as we continue to advocate for this bill.

The passage of California’s bill to protect dwindling bobcat populations from being hunted down for “sport” is being threatened. Tragically, thousands of these shy, solitary creatures are ruthlessly killed by trophy hunters each year.

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. Please support AB 1254 to protect California’s bobcats from painful deaths!

In the past decade, trophy hunters have killed over 10,000 California bobcats. Sportsmen’s Alliance, Calguns.net, SCHOutdoors.com, and the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action all oppose this bill. Their members and lobbyists aim to prevent AB 1254 from passing to protect their interests.

Bobcats are California natives who play an important role in the state’s ecosystems. Despite the crucial role bobcats play in their environments, trophy hunters have killed over 10,000 bobcats in the state over the past decade. In addition to facing these mass killings at the hands of self-interested hunting groups and lobbyists, bobcat populations have also been forced to endure habitat loss, wildfires, and rodenticide poisons.

Making the killing of these animals even more tragic and unacceptable, bobcat kittens, who solely depend on their mothers for ten months after birth, die when trophy hunters kill their mothers.

What YOU Can Do:

We're thrilled to share that AB 1254 to protect bobcats from trophy hunters passed the Assembly. Now it will be heard in the Senate. Please stay tuned as we continue to advocate for this bill.

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