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The Humane Society of the United States Urges Californians to Back Bill to End Cruel Hunting Practice

The following is a statement from Jennifer Fearing, California senior state director of The Humane Society of the United States, on a planned State Capitol rally against Senate Bill 1221, a bill by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, to outlaw the use of hounds in the hunting of bears and bobcats. SB 1221 passed the Senate and Assembly with bi-partisan support last month.

"Hounding isn't sport. Hounding isn't hunting. There is no doubt that most Californians want it ended – and now is a good time for voters to call and remind Governor Brown to stand up for the welfare of wildlife and dogs first by signing Senate Bill 1221." 

Media Note: Jennifer Fearing is available for interviews.

For more information on Senate Bill 1221 and to view a message from Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO for The HSUS, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84zLHiSb7xA.

Media Contact: Kaitlin Sanderson: 301-721-6463; ksanderson@humanesociety.org


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