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Speak Out Against NH's Proposed Bobcat Hunt

February 09, 2016 | Take Action

We have a huge jeer today for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department—which is proposing a bobcat hunting and trapping season process for the first time in two decades—and for the supporters of this plan, including N.J. governor, Chris Christie.

 

When confronted with the idea at a recent town hall meeting, Christie said “For all of you who want bobcats killed, I’m your guy,”

 

Regardless of his despicable approach, hundreds of concerned citizens weighed in on the issue Monday night at a public hearing in Concord.

 

“The overwhelming public outcry is because New Hampshire residents do not want their wildlife sold as a commodity,” an opponent of the plan said. A recent survey of more than 1,200 voters in New Hampshire revealed that only 25 percent of respondents support a bobcat hunt, while 62 percent vehemently oppose the trapping and trophy hunting of bobcats in New Hampshire.

 

Bobcat hunting was outlawed in New Hampshire in 1989 because the animals were nearly wiped out, but now the population has rebounded, state officials said. The Fish and Game Commission is proposing to issue 50 bobcat permits through a lottery. The timing of the inaugural season would be December for trapping and January for hunting. If adopted, the proposal would take effect in December of 2016.


Fortunately, we have the opportunity to have our voices heard in opposition to the proposed bobcat hunt, and you can make a difference! The public comment period is open until tomorrow Feb. 10. Send email to comments@wildlife.nh.gov. Include the subject line “Oppose Bobcat Season.”

Comments

Please, i am writing from Australia & i am begging you to stop hunting/killing Bobcats, stop killing Animals period. Man has become such a mindless & destructive species, waging war on animals for the excuse of making money. People who kill for thrills are mentally unwell. I am posting this on my social networks world wide, this wantin murder of innocents has to stop. Enough!

These beautiful, living ,breathing creatures of the earth are not ours to kill for cruel and barbaric "sport hunting"and must be left alone to live out their lives in peace just as we have the right to do!!! Leave them alone!!!

Stop the killing of our wildlife. This is not responsible, humane management.

Writing to you from Canada, please let's all stop killing all of these precious animals, enough with killing already

A bobcat hunt is sick and depraved.

Please do not hunt this beautiful sentient beings. They're mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters; we must make the connection.

The world's eye are on you this week New Hampshire for your Presidential primary - be a leader and do the right thing by your wildlife. Why would you resurrect something that was banned over 20 years ago? Let the balance of nature stay in balance and show the world watching you that you are responsible stewards for our Earth and the creatures that inhabit it.

Please stop the murder!

Unnecessary hunt

We will protect these lives of animals.

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