California Legislative Action Alert!

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT!!!

Last Chance to Stop Hunting Dog Ban!

California Senate Bill 1221, Mammals: use of dogs to pursue bears and bobcats, will be voted on for the final time on Thursday, August 16, 2012. This bill, sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, would prohibit the use of dogs to pursue any bear or bobcat.

Houndsmen and other sportsmen must take action now to stop this bill in the Appropriations Committee. The future of hunting with dogs depends upon it!!

While SB 1221 would not prohibit the use of dogs in bird hunting, the bill’s provisions would still set a precedent that would be a threat to the future of all hunting with dogs and its traditions. This legislation is not just about hounding—the anti-hunting community will not stop here. The Humane Society and other anti-hunters would focus next on the use of any dogs for any hunting!

Those in support of this bill have stated that hunting with the aid of hounds is “inhumane, unsporting and unfair.” They have also suggested that hunters use hounds to harass animals in a cruel, unacceptable manner that disturbs other wildlife in the process. As sportsmen and women, we must defend our great tradition, rights and reputation.

Decisions on the use of dogs for hunting should be made by the California Fish and Game Commission, and based on science and facts, NOT on political or emotional considerations.    

IT IS CRITICAL that all sportsmen speak out now against this legislation by immediately contacting members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee especially if you live in any one of their districts. Tell him or her that you are opposed to SB 1221.  

ASSEMBLY   APPROPRIATIONS

Member

District

Party

Room

Phone

Fax

Gatto, Mike (Chair)

43

D

4140

916 319 2043

916 319 2143

Harkey, Diane (Vice-Chair)

73

R

6027

916 319 2073

916 319 2173

Blumenfield, Bob

40

D

6026

916 319 2040

916 319 2140

Bradford, Steve

51

D

5136

916 319 2051

916 319 2151

Calderon, Charles

58

D

319

916 319 2058

916 319 2158

Campos, Nora

23

D

2175

916 319 2023

916 319 2123

Davis, Mike

48

D

2160

916 319 2048

916 319 2148

Donnelly, Tim

59

R

2002

916 319 2059

916 319 2159

Fuentes, Felipe

39

D

2114

916 319 2039

916 319 2139

Hall, Isadore

52

D

3123

916 319 2052

916 319 2152

Hill, Gerald

19

D

3160

916 319 2019

916 319 2119

Lara, Ricardo

50

D

2179

916 319 2050

916 319 2150

Mitchell, Holly

47

D

2176

916 319 2047

916 319 2147

Nielsen, Jim

2

R

6031

916 319 2002

916 319 2102

Norby, Chris

72

R

4116

916 319 2072

916 319 2172

Solorio, Jose

69

D

3146

916 319 2069

916 319 2169

Wagner, Don

70

R

4153

916 319 2070

916 319 2170

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO DETERMINE WHO YOUR ASSEMBLYMEMBER IS!

Also, contact Assembly Speaker John Perez, Majority Floor Leader Toni Atkins, and Minority Leader Tim Donnelly to let them know of your opposition to this bill.

Member

House

District

Party

Room

Phone

Fax

Pérez, John

A

46

D

219

916 319 2046

916 319 2146

Atkins, Toni

A

76

D

4146

916 319 2076

916 319 2176

Donnelly, Tim

A

59

R

2002

916 319 2059

916 319 2159

THANK YOU FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION ON THIS BILL!

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