In 2018, California issued 133 commercial fur trapping licenses, used to capture capture 995 muskrats, 105 gray foxes, dozens of skunks and other mammals. This horrifically cruel practices of trapping animals for their fur predates the Gold Rush! The fur is then used to sell abroad in foreign markets.
Recently, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzales submitted Assembly Bill 273 – which would ban the state from issuing commercial fur trapping licenses!
“Today I introduced AB273 to ban fur trapping in California. Not only does the cruel fur trapping trade decimate our increasingly vulnerable wildlife populations, but it doesn’t make sense to subsidize this industry with out tax dollars.” Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez tweeted.
Fur trapping is a cruel and incredibly antiquated practice. It’s about time California step up and take the lead! This bill (AB 273) will help conserve California wildlife and our beautiful ecosystems that the state is so loved for! It addition to protecting species, it will also save financial resources by ending taxpayer-subsidized commercial trapping.
Please call your assembly member and encourage them to support this important legislation! Wondering who your assembly member is? Find out here.
Thanks for taking action!
Photo: Mendonoma Sightings