Archive for SB 1221

Hunters Help Delay Vote on Calif. Anti-Hound Bill

The California Assembly Appropriations Committee was all set to vote on SB 1221, which would outlaw the tradition of hunting bears and bobcats with hounds. But the huge crowd that showed up for the hearing, plus the immense financial impact that the bill would have on California, put the vote on hold for further consideration. It's estimated that about 300 people—most of them concerned hunters—packed the room, and dozens chose to testify. When the bill comes up for a vote late next week, let's hope the committee members recall the strong opposition to SB1221 displayed by hunters.

August 14, 2012