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Dogs and Wildlife Win: California Passes Ban on Cruel "Hounding"!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 2:45pm
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You did it! In the final days of California’s legislative session, animal advocates have scored a major victory by securing passage of S.B. 1221, a bill to prohibit the use of dogs to pursue and kill wildlife like bears, cougars and bobcats.

It was a real nail-biter and there was very loud opposition by hunters, but thanks to our amazing California Advocacy Brigade, outstanding leadership from the bill’s sponsor, Senator Ted Lieu, and help from Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, this important humane measure passed the Senate last night and is now on its way to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature.

Californians, we still need you!
Governor Brown has until September 30 to act on this bill—and of course, hound hunters are bombarding him with phone calls demanding he veto it. If you are a California resident, we urge you to call the governor’s office at (916) 445-2841 to leave a message stating your support for S.B. 1221.

Keep your message short and polite:

“I urge Governor Brown to sign into law S.B. 1221 to ban the cruel practice of hounding our bears and bobcats. Californians strongly oppose this inhumane and unsporting activity because it harms wildlife as well as dogs who are injured and abandoned. Thank you.”

Learn more about the California hounding bill and send an email to Governor Brown here.

It’s time for California to stop hounding its bears and bobcats to death, as well as spare dogs from the cruelty of this practice. Let’s get this done! Thank you for caring. 

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Kim Hanks

Dear Governor Brown,
Please sign AB 1221 and save countless animals the suffering the practice of hounding causes.
Sincerely,
Kim Hanks

Shoma Chatterjee

Animals make the world a more beautiful place, people have no right to abuse or torture, they need us to advocate for them.

FS

.."there was very loud opposition by hunters" .. Are you serious? Why can't these 'hunters' find something better to do with their time and money. In a modern world full of past times and exciting, interesting activities, the best they can do is participate in this pointless act of death and cruelty??? Unbeleivable. Sadly unbeleivable that such immaturity and mentality still exists.

Julie Papa

“I urge Governor Brown to sign into law S.B. 1221 to ban the cruel practice of hounding our bears and bobcats. Californians strongly oppose this inhumane and unsporting activity because it harms wildlife as well as dogs who are injured and abandoned. Thank you.”

LeDe

Stop killing Animals!!!!!!!!!!!