Victory! Bears and Bobcats in California Protected from “Hound Hunting”Posted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on September 18, 2012
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SB 1221 was signed into law on September 26, 2012. Thanks to everyone who made a call and wrote in on behalf of animals! Hit "redial" or "reply" to thank Jerry Brown for making strides to protect bears and bobcats.
We were victorious with SB 1221, but one more important bill which we had hoped would pass was vetoed by Governor Brown.
SB 1221 bans the cruel practice of “hound hunting” of bears and bobcats in California, and was signed into law by Jerry Brown on September 26, 2012. But SB 1480, which would have prevented barbaric forms of trapping that are cruel and inhumane, was vetoed.
Thank Jerry Brown for making a positive change for animals in California! If you have never called a
government official before as an animal advocate, here’s what to do:
Dial (916) 445-2841. To reach a
representative, first press 1, and then press 6. You may have to hold.
When the staffer picks up, say the following in a polite and friendly manner:
- “Hello. I am calling to thank Jerry Brown for signing SB1221 into law. I would like to thank the Governor for being an advocate for animals in California.”
The staffer may ask for a few other
details, but usually this is all that is required. It’s quick and easy!
Pick up the phone and make the call today!