Stop SB1221 – A Ban on the Use of Dogs to Pursue Bears & Bobcats

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Stop SB1221 – A Ban on the Use of Dogs to Pursue Bears & Bobcats

Sacramento, CA –-( CALL, EMAIL, AND/OR WRITE YOUR SENATOR. In addition please also contact: SENATOR TONY STRICKLAND, SENATOR BILL EMMERSON, SENATOR JUAN VARGAS, AND SENATOR GLORIA NEGRETE McLEOD and ask them to OPPOSE SB 1221. Their votes are key to the defeat of SB 1221! Contact information is included at the end of this alert.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! The Assembly passed SB 1221 off of the Assembly Floor on a 44 to 29 vote. The bill now heads to the Senate Floor for a vote as early as Monday, August 27. If SB 1221 makes it through the Senate vote it will head to the Governor’s desk. The Legislature will wrap up their business on all bills for 2012 on August 31. And, the Governor has up until midnight September 30 to either sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature.

TAKE ACTION NOW! Your opinion matters and the power in the numbers of the CRPA membership can make a difference! Take your final opportunity to voice your opposition to SB 1221. Don’t delay! Take action now and be heard at the capitol. Don’t forget to spread the word to fellow firearms owners and sportsmen; share this alert with anyone who can help stop this bill.

URGE A NO VOTE ON SB 1221 (Bill Author: Senator Ted Lieu; Democrat – District 28, Torrence):


SB 1221 would ban sport hunters from using dogs to pursue bears and bobcats. SB 1221 sets up a double standard. Government hunters would be allowed to use dogs to hunt bears and bobcats, while sportsmen would be prohibited from using their dogs to hunt bears or bobcats! The authority to manage wildlife in California is delegated to the California Fish and Game Commission by the legislature. This bill attempts to bypass the authority of the Fish and Game Commission and move forward without following the mandatory environmental review (CEQA) and public hearings through the Commission.

Contact Information:

Senator Bill Emmerson:
[email protected]
(916) 651-4037; Rm. 4082, State Capitol Bldg., Sacramento, CA 95814-4900

Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod
[email protected]
(9116) 651-4032, Rm. 4061, State Capitol Bldg., Sacramento, CA 95814-4900

Senator Tony Strickland:
[email protected]
(916) 651-4019; Rm. 4062, State Capitol Bldg., Sacramento, CA 95814-4900

Senator Juan Vargas
[email protected]
(916) 651-4040; Rm. 3092, State Capitol Bldg., Sacramento, CA 95814-4900

Write to a Senate Member: State Capitol Bldg., Sacramento, CA 95814 .

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