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    Default SB1221 BILL INTRODUCED IN CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE THAT WOULD BAN THE PURSUIT OF BEAR AND BOBCAT WITH DOGS

    Hi All,

    Well, the moment we've been preparing for has arrived yet again...the HSUS has sponsored legislation (Senate Bill 1221) that would ban the use of dogs for the pursuit of bear and bobcat in this state.

    http://sd28.senate.ca.gov/news/2012-...ng-packs-dogs-


    I hope we can count on each and every one of you to stand shoulder to shoulder with CHC in this fight for our collective lives.

    More information (and the timing and means of responding) will follow...


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    Thanks for the update!

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    Josh,

    What is the best approach to be proactive with this situation?
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    Thanks for asking, Jess. Here's what you can do...


    Here's some of what we know at this time. Unfortunately, I cannot share everything given the sensitivity and confidentiality of some information and the lack of privacy of the World Wide Web:
    1. SB 1221 would criminalize the use of dogs for the pursuit or take of bear and bobcat, allow Department of Fish and Game employees to kill any dog threatening to injure a bear or bobcat, and prevent the owner of the dog from pressing criminal charges or filing a civil claim against that employee.
    2. SB 1221 has not yet been formally introduced, but will likely be today or tomorrow.
    3. SB 1221 will first be heard in the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. Information regarding this body and its members can be found at http://sntr.senate.ca.gov/.
    4. The hearing on SB 1221 is likely to be scheduled for 10-APR, but this has not yet been confirmed.
    5. CHC is amassing the assistance of a large number of organizations across several fields and industries to defeat this bill.


    Here are the steps to immediately take in response to SB 1221:
    1. Join CHC. This will fund our efforts to kill SB 1221 and every other threat to houndhunting, strengthen our numbers, and get you connected via telephone and email to the distribution lists and phone trees being established. You can join by visiting CHC's website at http://www.californiahoundsmen.com
    2. Attend CHC's annual fundraising dinner on 7-APR at the Tehama County Fairgrounds on Antelope Blvd in Red Bluff. Again, this will provide much-needed funds to the cause, allow you to join CHC in person, sign letters that will be submitted to the legislature, and learn more information about SB 1221 and our campaign to stop it.
    3. Contact the leadership of every other organization that you belong to and request that they submit formal opposition to SB 1221 and send out Action Alerts to their membership asking that members voice their opposition. Lieu, Steinberg, and HSUS are counting on dividing us; otherwise, they wouldn't have made it a point to mention that SB 1221 would not interfere with the use of dogs for birdhunting.
    4. Rather than contacting your representative, focus your initial efforts on the members of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. Their contact information is provided below. In order of effectiveness, letters are best, followed by faxes and phone calls, followed by emails. Focus only on the Democrats.
    5. Visit the websites of CHC, COHA, NRA, USSA, CRPA, and other organizations for more information and tools to make your voices heard in opposition to SB 1221. You will be provided with sample letters as well.
    6. After you have performed all of these steps, please be certain to ask all of your family, friends, hunting buddies, co-workers, schoolmates, congregants, and neighbors to perform these steps as well.


    Here are some things to keep in mind when contacting the members of this committee:
    1. Address the recipient of your letter, fax, or email as, "Senator" rather than "Mr" or, "Ms."
    2. Remain courteous, respectful, and polite in all communications.
    3. Clearly and concisely state your opposition and ask that they oppose the bill as well.
    4. When making phone calls, calmly and slowly state your opposition.
    5. You can and should reiterate your position in a letter, fax, phone call, and email to each and every member. However, you are encouraged to focus on the Democrats, as they are the ones most likely to support this bill.
    6. Use spell-check and have somebody review your letter, fax, and email before you send it...nothing will kill the credibility of your statement like a message full of grammatical errors.
    7. If you are unsure of the eloquence or articulation of your statement or may become nervous on the phone, simply state your opposition to SB 1221 and respectfully ask that they, "vote No on SB 1221."


    Here is the contact information for the body of legislators that can kill SB 1221 on the day it is heard...provided that we all stand shoulder to shoulder with each other and fight this bill, that is.

    Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee Members

    Fran Pavley (D), Chair
    State Capitol, Room 4035 Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 651-4023
    Fax: (916) 323-2263
    Email: senator.pavley@sen.ca.gov

    Doug La Malfa (R), Vice Chair
    State Capitol, Room 3070 Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 651-4004
    Fax: (916) 445-7750
    Email: senator.lamalfa@sen.ca.gov

    Anthony Cannella (R)
    State Capitol, Room 3048 Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 651-4012
    Fax: (916) 445-0773
    Email: senator.cannella@sen.ca.gov

    Noreen Evans (D)
    State Capitol, Room 4034 Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 651-4002
    Fax: (916) 323-6958
    Email: senator.evans@sen.ca.gov

    Jean Fuller (R)
    State Capitol, Room 3063 Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 651-4018
    Fax: (916) 322-3304
    Email: senator.fuller@sen.ca.gov

    Christine Kehoe (D)
    State Capitol, Room 5050 Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 651-4039
    Fax: (916) 327-2188
    Email: senator.kehoe@sen.ca.gov

    Alex Padilla (D)
    State Capitol, Room 4038 Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 651-4020
    Fax: (916) 324-6645
    Email: senator.padilla@sen.ca.gov

    Joe Simitian (D)
    State Capitol, Room 2080 Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 651-4011
    Fax: (916) 323-4529
    Email: senator.simitian@sen.ca.gov

    Lois Wolk (D)
    State Capitol, Room 5114 Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 651-4005
    Fax: (916) 323-2304
    Email: senator.wolk@sen.ca.gov
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    What is DFG doing about this ?

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    Hi 4x4,

    DFG hasn't come out in either support of, or opposition to, SB 1221.
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    Thx RIFLEMAN. i'll B there to oppose on the 24 of april at the capitol.

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    The problem with this is there is 6 Democrats and 3 republicans. & guess what or where the votes will go. But we will keep fighting. I just got home from Sacramento man that is a long ride from Gilroy.
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    This ugly bill is still alive and kicking, even though we did better than anticipated:

    We urgently need your help again - especially if you are in District 50 / Assemblyman Lara's district (Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Downey, Lynwood, South Gate, Florence-Graham and Walnut Park.) Also ask your friends and family for help if they live in in district 50! Map: http://asmdc.org/members/a50/50th-di...h-district-map

    Lara holds the key vote now! The bill went through the senate and is now in the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife. The committee voted on it earlier this week and could not pass it: The vote was 4 Reps no, 6 Dems yes, 2 Dems - Gatto and Hernandez abstain and Ricardo Lara (District 50) out sick. They will vote on this again on Monday June 2nd and Lara has the key vote. The antis will push Lara to support this bill. He needs to hear from everyone in California - especially his constituents - so he understands that this really matters to urban folks and that we OPPOSE all anti hunting legislation.

    Please fax and call Lara's office and kindly ask him to oppose this bill. Sample letter and contact information below!

    Happy hunting!

    Jager
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    Assemblymember Ricardo Lara
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    Sacramento, CA 94249-0050
    Tel: (916) 319-2050
    Fax: (916) 319-2150


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    Re: SB1221 OPPOSE


    Dear Hon. Ricardo Lara:

    If a special reconsideration hearing is held on SB1221, please vote no. The amendments, written by the supporters of SB1221, impose even more restrictions on the trail hound community. They do not constitute a compromise in any way. Please reject the stereotyping of hunters as criminals and dog abusers.

    This matter is better left to the Fish and Game Commission, which was set up to take public input and biological input to make wildlife management decisions.

    Sincerely,

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    My post meant to say JULY 2nd.

    Please also contact Gatto and Hernandez (who abstained - ask them to vote no)

    Mike Gatto
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    Sacramento, CA 94249-0043
    Tel: (916) 319-2043
    Fax: (916) 319-2143

    Roger Hernandez
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    Tel: (916) 319-2057
    Fax: (916) 319-2157

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    Just wow! CA bans use of hounds for bear and bobcat hunting. The whackjobs win. What will they ban next?

    http://m.utsandiego.com/news/2012/ju...-bobcat-hunts/

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    Well, we knew it was a tough one to kill it in the Parks/Water/Wildlife commitee. Just look at the makeup of it. But the news are just after the headline. Nothing is banned yet. The show isn't over until the fat lady sings.

    The bill is not law. It has to go through the appropriations committee next, then voted on in the assembly and then the govenor has to sign it into law.

    What you have to know is that THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE IS OUR BEST SHOT for killing it.

    Stay tuned for instructions. We need to give our best effort - letters, calls, faxes, emails and showing up in person in Sac. We have a little time, I think til Aug. to prepare for the next round.

    Jager

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    Ed Zieralski Commentary in San Diego Union-Tribune: California hunters lose another fight

    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jul/02/commentary-california-hunters-lose-another-fight/
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    Updated the main thread on this. ACT NOW!

    Thanks,

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    http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/...=1#post2340103


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    GREAT NEWS - the bill went into suspense in the appropriations committee.

    WE NEED ACTION TODAY - please go here for the update:

    http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/...08#post2341408

    Thanks,

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    it passed the approprtation committee goes to sennet the can raise bear tag fees to make up for lost revenue

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    Default IMPORTANT CALLS TO MAKE(StOP SB 1221)

    Tim Donnelly
    I just heard that the bill (SB1221) has been amended, and as a result it may be going back to the Senate, which means you need your members to call Senator Tony Strickland, and Senator Bill Emmerson and just tell each of them to oppose the bill, that there are 10's of thousands of you who will make it your life's work to make sure they don't get elected to anything. We have a chance to kill this bill, but we need to rally the troops and gear up for war starting tomorrow morning at 8 AM. Godspeed, Tim

    Please share this if you care about preserving the right to hunt with hounds.
    916-651-4037 Emmerson; 916-651-4019 Strickland
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    http://cssrc.us/web/37/contact_us.aspx
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    Currently it is still legal to hunt bears with hounds correct?

    How many more steps until it becomes illegal?
    Im scared shitless that this bill will pass. One more step in taking away all of our rights in the communist state!!!

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    Yes it is. But this bill will make it final if past for the future.
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    When is the final verdict? When will we know if this passes or not?

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    Default SB1221 Passed the senate floor

    Call Governor Brown ask him to veto this bill. 1916 445 2841 :)
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    It is a sad day when some idiotic political legislations tries to change the very nature of a dog's instinctive behaviors.

    A natural partnership with humans that have existed for thousands of years have just taken a major blow here in California with one narrow-minded poorly thought out piece of garbage law.

    To all you people in the other states of this country, don't think these kind of stupid restrictions won't happen in your areas either.

    California is the test balloon for all kinds of legal idiocracies, which some have already reached outside it's borders.

    I hope the ground work is already laid in to try and revoke this bill.

    What's next?
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    Here is the results for sb 1221. Just so everyone know bird hunting with dogs will soon to follow. http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/fa...7890594ab12813
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    Call and write letters and fax. We have only one more chance:

    http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/...=1#post2345259

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    Default Call Governor Brown, Stop SB-1221

    Lets keep his phone line s busy.1 916 445 2841

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    Default easy link to let governer brown know how u feel sb1221

    Email Governor Brown TODAY! He has only a little time left to act on this odious bill

    Select SB1221 from drop down menu, hit "submit" and an comment box will open with a pro or con button. Hit "Con" and add whatever remarks you want. Please be polite and informed in any remarks you add.This bill has bee expanded to all mamals

    http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php

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