by: Prairie Protection Colorado
recipient: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commissioners, Coloradomore
Help us pass a Citizen’s Petition that is asking the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commissioners to ban the trapping and hunting of bobcats throughout Colorado.
Bobcats are mostly hunted for their fur, which is then sold to China and Russia to make high-end fashion items. The rest of the carcass is discarded. Due to Amendment 14, trappers in Colorado are only allowed to use box traps. When trappers catch bobcats, they usually strangle them with “choke poles” or kill them by drowning or standing on their chests to suffocate them. The reason they do this is because they don’t want to get blood on their pelts, “there is less of a mess to clean up,” and “the fur is worth more.” Trappers typically don’t shoot the bobcats because they don’t want a hole in the fur or their traps to get damaged.
As wildlife advocates, we must organize and resist by raising our voices for the bobcats and for Colorado’s rapidly diminishing wildlife communities. We need each and every one of you to help support this ban and one way to do that is to sign this Care2 petition illustrating just how many of us want our wildlife communties to be protected not destroyed.
Join with us and help change these outdated, cruel and inhumane practices during this urgent time when habitat fragmentation is occurring at disastrous rates.
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For Colorado’s Bobcats!!