Stop Recreational Hunting, Trapping, and Terrorizing of Big Cats

Target: Stephen Fenberg, Colorado Senate President

Goal: Prohibit the trophy hunting of mountain lions, bobcats, and Canada lynx.

Despite majority public opposition, the killing of wildlife for sport is still legal throughout much of the U.S. Tens of thousands of beautiful animals—including endangered species—are killed each year, injured with bone-crushing traps, chased by packs of ravenous dogs, and tricked into entering shooting ranges. All so that hunters can have bragging rights or mount the animals’ heads on plaque and hang it on their walls.

Recently, Colorado legislators introduced Senate Bill 31 to end trophy hunting of mountain lions, bobcats, and the threatened Canada lynx. This bill would prohibit people from hunting these big cats for recreational purposes, and only allow them to be killed for scientific research or human safety. Unfortunately, this bill recently failed, leaving thousands of cats vulnerable to agonizing deaths.

Sign this petition to demand Colorado reintroduce Senate Bill 31 and pass legislation to protect native species from wasteful hunting practices.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Fenberg,

The recreational hunting of wildlife–including threatened and endangered species–has long been an accepted practice, and people are not only allowed to kill innocent animals, but it is often even encouraged. Hunters trypically employ horrifically cruel methods such as trapping animals with bone-crushing traps and snares, sending trained dogs to chase down and maul them, and deceiving animals into coming within shooting distance by playing species-specific distress calls.

The Colorado bill, Senate Bill 31, sought to reduce the prevalence of this antiquated practice within its own borders and prohibit killing mountain lions, bobcats, and Canada lynx for sport. This bill’s failure has devestated communities of animal activists throughout the country, and has put thousands of these beautiful big cats at the mercy of bloodthirsty hunters.

We are asking you, Mr. Fenberg, to support the reintroduction of this bill to Congress and help to protect animals from ending up with their heads on plaques.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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3 Comments

  1. Milantia Roy says:

    Dear Senator Fenberg,
    It is incredible that in a country like the United States, which prides itself on being one of the most civilized countries, this kind of atrocities be allowed

  2. jackie pflucker says:

    Dear Senator Fenberg,
    Please have pity on those poor creatures … help those poor animals from those bloodthirsty hunters.

  3. Ines Gjurinovic says:

    Dear Senator Fenberg,
    Please stop Recreational Hunting, Trapping, and Terrorizing of Big Cats

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