Protect New York Bobcats

Target: New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Goal: Stop proposed bobcat management plan that would slaughter bobcats.

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed a new five-year bobcat management plan that would allow twice as many bobcats to be murdered annually. The plan would also increase the areas of the state where hunting and trapping are allowed. Nothing has substantially changed among the bobcat population recently in New York. There is no good reason to implement a plan that would greatly harm the bobcat population and potentially other wildlife.

Increasing areas where traps are used could be devastating. Trapping is an especially barbaric hunting method. Trapping is indiscriminate. The trapper may be hoping to catch a bobcat, but could easily end up catching a raccoon or someone’s pet. There are too many cases of dogs and cats getting caught in traps. Considering many traps physically harm the animal, whatever is caught could end up maimed or dead. Even if only bobcats were trapped there is no reason to target the bobcats and this could have a detrimental impact on their population.

Please, stop the new bobcat management plan. Tell the New York department of Environmental Conservation that this attack against bobcats is unnecessary and inhumane.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear New York Department of Environmental Conservation,

The recently proposed five-year bobcat management plan is unnecessary and inhumane. There has been no substantial change in the bobcat population that would necessitate doubling the amount of bobcats that are killed annually and increasing the areas where they can be hunted. This attack on bobcats is unethical. Additionally allowing for more widespread use of traps could have some devastating consequences.

Trapping is an especially barbaric method of hunting, because it is indiscriminate. The hunter may be attempting to trap a bobcat, but could just as easily end up trapping a raccoon or someone’s pet. There are too many cases of dogs and cats getting caught in traps. Considering many traps physically harm the animal, whatever is caught could end up maimed or dead. Even if only bobcats were caught by these traps, there is no reason to target the bobcats. It is cruel to encourage hunting the bobcats and could have a detrimental impact on the population of bobcats in New York.

Please, do not implement the new bobcat management plan. It is unnecessary and cruel.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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4 Comments

  1. Ruth Rogers Ruth Rogers says:

    Please sign to help save some bobcats and the ecosystem –because by saving a part of the earth you are helping to save what you live on!
    Signed with joy! Love, joy, peace, Faith, Hope, Love, patience as needed. Peace.

  2. In 2013, it is inhumane to still be using trapping as a way to “control” bobcats. not to mention small children and other animals have been caught in these traps. Nothing in these death traps lives; and dogs and cats, along with other animals will many times gnaw off a leg in terror, as they try to free themselves. A more humane way to “control” a population is to spay and neuter this animals.

    Cry Pause Roar for the animals.

  3. People need to vote unacting dumb authorities and officials acting irresponsibly for futuregenerations and their wildlife out of occupations NOW AND FOR ALL!

  4. you are idiots. Save the bobcats but kill the fetus, wow.

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