Make a Call For Bears And BobcatsPosted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on August 20th, 2012
August 27, 2012: One last step to making sure this bill goes to the Governor's desk to become law! Please make a brief, polite phone call to your senator, asking for support for SB 1221. Look them up here.
August 22, 2012: Thanks to everyone who called, the bill to protect bears and bobcats has passed the Assembly!
August 20, 2012
Bears and bobcats in California have a good chance of getting stronger legal protections this year. Senate Bill 1221 would ban hunters from using dogs to hunt bears and bobcats, a hunting method which is unsafe and inhumane for all nonhuman animals involved.
Much ink has been spilled about the pros and cons of this law, but to anyone who takes the interests of animals seriously it is clear that the practice of “hounding” needs to stop. The resistance to this new animal protection measure has been fierce—hunters and others who have an interest in harming bears and bobcats have fought hard to keep their cruel hobby from being banned. That’s why we need your help.