Born Free USA position: SUPPORT
Update: Signed into law on 10/11/2013.
Bill description: This bill would prohibit the commercial trapping of bobcats in California, along with the commercial sale and export of bobcat pelts. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's current authority to issue depredation permits for bobcats would not be affected. Hunting of bobcats consistent with existing law and regulations would still be allowed in California.
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Read the bill's text here. (PDF)