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Help End Bobcat Trapping in California ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, suffering, killing, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 1927 days ago -
Bobcat trapping is becoming a problem in California. Last year, more than 1,800 were trapped and killed because of escalating demand for pelts in places like China and Russia. If nothing's done, the number will continue to grow.

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Roseann d (178)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:52 pm
I see bobcats every once in awhile and it's always such a treat. One had a lovely auburn coat that actually was more fox color but with spots and that bobbed tail. Usually the ones we see our tan or brownish, or greyish. We saw our biggest one a couple of weeks ago. He was the size of a big lab dog. Such things of beauty, I hate that people want to kill them. And their coats ONLY look good on them.

Roseann d (178)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:59 pm
Noted, signed and forwarded. Thanks Cher!

pam w (139)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:21 pm

Sara Williams (8)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:37 pm

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:57 pm
thank you for this, cher. signed.

LaurenBackSoon K (173)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 5:24 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher.

penny C (83)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 5:33 pm

Kevin A (64)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 5:38 pm
California only, so share with your Cali friends.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 5:44 pm
Noted, twittered and google shared. Thanks Cher.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:32 pm
California only. I really wanted to sign this. I hope all our animal loving Care2 ers sign it.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:56 pm

Talya H (10)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 8:09 pm

Gabriele R (26)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 9:23 pm
unable to sign only noted

paula eaton (30)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 10:34 pm
I wish I could sign.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 11:00 pm
Noted only.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 1:20 am
for california only; noted

Anna Undebeck (256)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 1:45 am
Noted, couldnt signed it :/

Caroline S (78)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 3:54 am
Can't sign... ;-((((

Tanya W (65)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:25 am
Noted only!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:39 am
noted only:( thx:)

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:46 am
Thank you for taking action on "Help End Bobcat Trapping in California."
Anything that can help my cats!

Daniel Partlow (179)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:18 am
noted, but CA only

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:00 am
THis not just hurts the cat, but other forms of lives as well

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:14 am

Ruth C (87)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:35 am
California only

Carol H (229)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:40 am
Calif only

Amy E (66)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 7:52 am
noted/can't sign

Constance F (418)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 8:03 am
Thank you ! signed and shared. Just terrible !

karin c (8)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 8:55 am
Noted but couldn't sign as I don't live in CA :( Will share though!

Sonia M (60)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 10:13 am
Noted.I can't sign

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 10:20 am
Only California residents can sign.

michelle t (41)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 1:13 pm
Unable to sign as states Californian residents only.This is stupid as everyone should be able to sign.The more signatures the better.

michelle t (41)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 1:23 pm
Will not let me sign as Clifornian residents only

Natalie V (27)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 2:02 pm
noted but can't sign

Annelisa J (111)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 2:09 pm
" The Federal government established the current limit of 14,400 California bobcats killed per year in the late 1970s, based on studies whose authority was strongly challenged. Challenged in court, in fact: in 1979, the group Defenders of Wildlife sued to block export of bobcats from California, charging that the limit was based on faulty population estimates and assumptions about how quickly bobcats replenish their population after being hunted or trapped.

Defenders of Wildlife prevailed in court: a judge ordered a halt to export of bobcat pelts from California in 1982, and said that freeze could be lifted only when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) came up with scientifically accurate estimates of California’s bobcat population and its ability to absorb losses to trapping and hunting. FWS never provided that estimate, and yet the court order banning bobcat trapping was lifted in December 1982 when changes to the Endangered Species Act made the case legally moot.

Instead of using actual data, the state’s Department of Fish and Game — now renamed the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) — has used that spurious 14,400-bobcat limit for the three decades since it was completely dismantled in a court of law.

Let’s say that again: a court agreed that the bobcat quota for California was based on bad science back in 1982, and demanded that FWS provide data for bobcat hunt management that was actually scientifically valid. It never got that data, but thirty years later we’re still using the same quota."

Emma S (239)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 2:21 pm
Noted - thank you.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 3:19 pm
cant sign what a beautiful picture of a bobcat Might know China would be involved again Is there anything they wont eat or wear if it causes cruelty to animals

Noted Thanks

. (0)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:07 pm
I wish I could have signed....

John B (185)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 4:17 pm
Thanks Cher. Post noted.
"The targets for this action will only accept comments from California residents."

Antiope K (0)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 9:08 pm
Unfortunately,i can't sign...:-(

Animae C (515)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 9:29 pm
Thank you for taking action on "Help End Bobcat Trapping in California."
Your letter will be delivered to your California representatives.

Carol B (409)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:21 am

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:47 am
Noted thanks

. (0)
Friday February 15, 2013, 11:52 am
noted. Horrible

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday February 15, 2013, 1:31 pm
Noted , unable to sign. Bobcats are such beautiful cats! Time to call a halt to this!

Hugo L (255)
Friday February 15, 2013, 1:43 pm
Noted but couldn't sign! Thanks Cher!

Donna Hamilton (159)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 2:18 pm
Noted, but unable to sign. Thanks, Cher.

Beth M (138)
Friday February 22, 2013, 2:05 pm
CA only

Yvonne F (181)
Monday March 25, 2013, 11:51 am
Sorry, US only!!!! How can this horrific cruelty be allowed anywhere????
Thanks Cher
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