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California Fish and Game Commission Prohibits Bobcat Trapping

Regulations to prohibit bobcat trapping across the state will be enacted, according to a vote by the California Fish and Game Commission. The regulations will implement Assemblymember Richard Bloom’s, D-Santa Monica, Assembly Bill 1213. Nicole Paquette, vice president of wildlife protection for The Humane Society of the United States is issuing the following response:

“The Humane Society of the United States applauds the California Fish and Game Commission to extend further protections for iconic bobcats. Shy and elusive creatures, bobcats are solely killed for their fur, which is sold to overseas markets in Russia and China. In the wake of the tragic death of Cecil the lion, the public has never been more aware that killing an animal for its pelt is no worse than for a head and hide to decorate a trophy room. This decision is a much-needed step in the right direction, and we thank Assemblymember Bloom for his ongoing leadership to protect California’s bobcats from this cruel and unnecessary practice.” 

Media Contact
: Samantha Miller: 301-258-1466; smiller@humanesociety.org 


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