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The Honorable Senator
California State Senate
Sacramento, CA 95814
RE: SB 1221 (Lieu) – OPPOSE
I am writing to ask you to oppose SB 1221, legislation which would prohibit the use of a dog to hunt or pursue a bear or bobcat.
Our community is currently facing serious issues which are in need of the immediate attention of our representatives at the State Capitol. Budget cuts to critically needed social programs, as well as to our local schools are severely impacting all of us. Unemployment rates remain high, businesses continue to close, and more of your constituents are losing their homes to foreclosure and filing for bankruptcy each and every day. I am very concerned that, instead of dealing with these very real issues that we have elected our state representatives to address, the Legislature is spending their time considering whether or not dogs should be used to hunt bears.
Proposing to make this change in the Legislature would completely avoid the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) – the process established by the Legislature to ensure that decisions which impact our natural resources are made following thorough environmental review. These decisions are appropriately made pursuant to CEQA, in public forum, and based upon the best available science by the California Fish and Game Commission.
Hunting with dogs is also a tradition passed down for generations by our forefathers. Hunting with dogs is an accepted, effective, challenging and humane method of hunting per the dept of Fish and Games annual Bear report. In addition, these dogs are not only used for hunting, but also treasured members of our families. As such, I am seriously concerned that SB 1221 would allow the killing of any dog thought to be chasing a bear or bobcat.
I ask you to focus your attention on the much more pressing needs facing our community and our state, and leave natural resource decisions to the Fish and Game Commission where they can be made based on science and consistent with CEQA. Please vote “no” on SB 1221.
Let the Dept. of Fish and Game do their job and manage the fish and game of this state!
This is the list of who to contact the republicans are for us so the ones to contact are the Democrates, CALL, E-MAIL AND HAND WRITE LETTERS from you, you wife/husband, girl friend. boy friend, kids, parents, in-laws, dogs, cat what ever just do it, we need to stop this here and now!
Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee Members
Fran Pavley (D), Chair
State Capitol, Room 4035 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4006
Fax: (916) 323-2263
Doug La Malfa (R), Vice Chair
State Capitol, Room 3070 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4004
Fax: (916) 445-7750
Anthony Cannella (R)
State Capitol, Room 3048 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4012
Fax: (916) 445-0773
Noreen Evans D
State Capitol, Room 4034 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4002
Fax: (916) 323-6958
Jean Fuller (R)
State Capitol, Room 3063 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4018
Fax: (916) 322-3304
Christine Kehoe D
State Capitol, Room 5050 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4039
Fax: (916) 327-2188
Alex Padilla D
State Capitol, Room 4038 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4020
Fax: (916) 324-6645
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgJoe Simitian D
State Capitol, Room 2080 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4011
Fax: (916) 323-4529
Lois Wolk D
State Capitol, Room 5114 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4005
Fax: (916) 323-2304