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Desert Residents Push For Ban On Bobcat Trapping

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 1789 days ago -
Locals near Joshua Tree National Park have pushed lawmakers in Sacramento to pass Assembly Bill 1213, which would make it unlawful to trap or attempt to trap, sell or export any bobcat or part of any bobcat taken in the area surrounding the Park.

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Ljiljana M (115)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:00 am
Finally one good news! Noted & Thank you for posting Cher.

Waltraud U (85)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 10:08 am
Thank you - good to hear some good news.

. (0)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 11:03 am
Build, buy, bitch...

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 11:50 am
Tough situation! The residents want the ban, they want to protect their cats, they've lived with them for generations. Trouble is there aren't that many residents ~ 2200 sigs is a goodly chunk of the population. But they're spread out over a lot of isolated hard-core desert.
Easy pickings for the trappers. Sneak in undetected and do the dirty work. The problem will really be enforcing the ban ~ it's just too large an area and much of it is too isolated to patrol.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 12:26 pm
Perhaps they can reach more than all our past, present and future petitions to ban the trapping.

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:07 pm
Another good news, bad news situation here. Good news, they passed the ban. Bad ews is what Barbara D explains - too much land area to enforce. Thank you for the article.

Jamie C (282)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:15 pm
Bast says leave her kittens alone.

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:08 pm
This is what is going to have to happen to save our wildlife. The people will have to ban together and fight the few who want to kill our wildlife. A lot of government departments are the ones who are to protect these animals, but they don't.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:37 pm
Well said Dianne.

Christeen A (371)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:07 pm
Kudos to them. Thank you.

Deborah W (6)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 5:09 pm
Laws without enforcement are useless, we have way too many already. Unless the social media signs en masse, which presents a POSSIBLE awareness with muscle needed to effect enforcement OR maybe legalize shoot-on-sight-for-cash laws which would allow hunters to offset the trappers ... seems fair to me.

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 5:35 pm
I am glad the people are fighting for their bobcats! Of course, reducing demand for fur coats is the really important part of the solution!

Kayleigh Harter (9)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:46 pm
Good news

Barbara V (51)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:52 pm
Oh, god, I hope it works! Trapping is ruthlessly evil, and so are the dirt bags out to get bobcats. I tell you, in this day and age, animals are not safe from them.

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:54 pm
This makes me happy . I think I will end my night here with this news post.
Thank You Cher...

cynthia l (207)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 11:02 pm
ooh such a beautiful face! It would be better if it was a statewide ban. Trappers are despicable. as are people that wear fur coats

Lona G (80)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:21 am
I wish them all the best with their local action to save this beautiful animal.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:22 am
Let's hope that they can put this ban in place and the residents need to take up arms against these disgusting rubbishes that lay the traps - in fact they need to be pushed into them so that they can feel the suffering and pain these innocent animals have to feel before they die.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:45 am
No more animal cruelty

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:46 am

. (0)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 6:38 am
Noted & posted

Sara T (3)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:55 am
Great news! Thanks Cher!

Sara P (54)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 10:45 am
Great news and great people finally!!! Thanks Cher.

Debra Tate (17)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:35 am
Noted! petition closed

Winnie A (179)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:12 pm

Kathleen R (138)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:59 am
noted & read
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