PETITION TARGET: California Governor Gavin Newsom
UPDATE: California Governor Gavin Newsom signed this bill into law on September 4, 2019, making California the first state in the US to ban fur trapping on both public and private land. Thank you to everyone who signed this petition urging California to ban this outdated and cruel practice, and to Assemblywoman Gonzales for introducing this bill.
Throughout California, hundreds of animals are trapped and murdered every year for their fur. Foxes, coyotes, badgers, muskrats, skunks, and other animals may be killed by strangulation, gassing, or anal electrocution. These innocent creatures are tortured and killed just to be turned into apparel and accessories.
Individual hunters tend to focus on one area, wiping out local populations and negatively affecting the entire ecological balance in the region.
But now there is hope. California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzales aims to stop the needless slaughter with the introduction of Assembly Bill 273. The bill would put an end to taxpayer-subsidized commercial fur trapping throughout the state.
The trapping trade is not only cruel, but also makes no sense financially. The revenue gained from selling trapping licenses doesn’t even cover the costs of paying those who oversee the regulations. That means taxpayers are subsidizing the entire trade.
California’s wildlife deserves to be protected, not destroyed with taxpayers dollars.
Sign this petition urging California Governor Gavin Newsom to fully support AB 273, and work to end the inhumane fur trapping industry in the state.