California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that bans the use of dogs in hunting bear and bobcat. The moment represents a long-sought for success for animal rights activists, who have been bringing this or similar bills to the California legislature for many years now. Pro-hunting groups with the help of the MFHA and the United States Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) have, until now, successfully staved off passage.
There is no doubt that this bill represents a major defeat for all sportsmen and women who hunt with dogs or hounds. Where will it go from here? is the big question.
Read more details in John Bowman’s article in the Siskiyou Daily.
Posted December 28, 2012