June 12, 2015
Olivia Munn Urges Gov. Bruce Rauner to Veto Bobcat Hunt Bill
Actress Olivia Munn is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to veto a bill that would open a bobcat hunting and trapping season in Illinois. Munn provided the following statement:
Dear Gov. Rauner:
I’ve learned from my friends at The Humane Society of the United States that you are considering whether to reverse a 42-year ban on the trapping and killing of bobcats in Illinois and would like to respectfully urge you to veto the bill. I recently spent some time in Illinois for work and loved the vast countryside and the sounds of happy wildlife. Allowing reclusive bobcats to be hunted would be such a disruption to The Prairie State’s ecosystem, and nobody really needs the pelt or stuffing of a bobcat but the bobcat himself. Please join me alongside Dr. Jane Goodall and the more than 75 percent of Illinois voters who want bobcats protected.
Very truly yours,
Former Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed similar legislation earlier this year.
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