The controversial bill today passed through the California Assembly committee that would effectively prohibit the use of dogs in hunting both bears and bobcats. The bill still faces stiff opposition, but it’s creeping toward legislation, according to the Sacramento Bee. The bill failed to get enough votes last week, but today passed through the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee on an 8-4 vote. The bill now moves to the Assembly Appropriates Committee.
The Humane Society is of course supporting this, but hunters are being urged to contact their state senators to make sure they don’t vote for this bill. We’ll keep tracking it for you. –Brian McClintock
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