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throughout Nevada - Pets and Unintended Wildlife getting
grow up to...
so some trapper can profit?
Most people are humane.
They don’t know the extent of trapping and resulting
wildlife suffering in our state. Here are the facts and some
suggestions for action.
Please note further information
about bobcat young
are solely and relentlessly trapped for their pelts.
There is no
quota on number of bobcats that can be slain Some trappers
have killed over 100 cats during a trapping season.
A trap IS
NOT SELECTIVE, AND does not distinguish BETWEEN
BOBCATS AND OTHER NON-TARGET SPECIES.
families are wiped out. Young of the year are taken along
raise their young alone. They cannot regurgitate food for
kittens. They drag/carry prey items to the young, making the
rearing of kittens a lonesome, labor-intensive job.
prices in 2006-07 were $217 apiece. In 07-08 they were $485
prices make the bobcat a “commercialized species.”
Trappers benefit from the wildlife that belongs to all
of us, with the full support of the Nevada Department of
Don’t buy fur!!!!! Boycott fur sales!!!!!
reproduction in the past two years has been poor.
Commission meeting in Lovelock Saturday June 27 authorized a
shorter trapping season. Minutes of Wildlife
Commission Meeting. RGJ
article by Martin Griffith, AP. This is probably not an
adequate solution to the problem, and still leaves bobcats
at risk of agonizing traps.
TRAPPING SEASON SHOULD BE CLOSED, OR, AT A MINIMUM, QUOTAS
SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED.
On June 27,
2009, the Wildlife Commission did decide to monitor bobcat
status annually instead of every two years. See all details:
article by Martin Griffith of AP. Wildlife Commission
BOARD OF WILDLIFE COMMISSIONERS AND THE NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF
WILDLIFE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PRESERVING, PROTECTING AND
ENHANCING THE WILDLIFE OF THIS STATE WHICH REPRESENTS A
VALUABLE PUBLIC RESOURCE WHICH BELONGS
TO ALL OF US. But it will take
to create change.
Information about Bobcats
trappers don't kill kittens, by the time the season comes
around they are fully functioning adults operating
independently. Young of the year is a more approriate term
2-Bobcats don't operate as families. The tom breeds and
moves on, however they are known to come back and kill their
own kittens in order to bring the female back into season.
Cannibalism isn't uncommon. This has been documented with
lions and other cats as well.
3-As far as kittens being doomed, again the kittens are
raised by the time the season opens so if the female is
taken the kittens may not be doomed.
you have of the small kitten is not representative of the
animals that trappers "harvest." That picture
was probably taken in April or May, [how does trapper know
this?] by November it would be 4-5 times that size and
able to function on it's own. [Per local trapper]
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