In California, it is still legal to trap and kill an unlimited number of bobcats during the trapping season each winter. The rising overseas demand for bobcat pelts, particularly in China and Russia, is driving up fur prices and causing a boom in bobcat trapping in California, including on the boundaries of national parks. Last season, more than 1,800 bobcats were reported killed in California. The number will only increase if nothing is done.
Assembly Member Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) has introduced a bill to ban the commercial trapping and sale of bobcats in California. Please take a moment and contact your state legislators -- let them know that you strongly support A.B. 1213, the Bobcat Protection Act of 2013.
March 11, 2013 Action Alert ID# 77
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