I don't live there and it pisses me off!! People can be SO cruel and miserably 

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On Feb 13, 2012, at 7:14 PM, GRAS <g...@optonline.net> wrote:

> Stop the annual slaughter of bobcats in NY for the foreign fur market
> As a NY taxpayer I am outraged and appalled to learn of the DEC plan to 
> increase the numbers and areas where bobcats can be hunted and killed. The 
> bobcat is an important member of our natural community and should not be 
> killed for sport or for their fur. The hunting and cruel slaughter of this 
> magnificent animal is objectionable to most animal lovers and NY residents 
> and endangers many other animals including household pets who get caught in 
> the cruel traps set by hunters.  This is the 21st century and there can be no 
> justification for this barbaric and inhumane treatment of our wildlife.
> Zelda Penzel, President
> People for the End of Animal Cruelty and Exploitation
> NY, NY
> Please cross post to all New York contacts
> Bobcat Hunting and Trapping
> Take Action!
> Stop 5 Year Plan to Expand Killing of Bobcats
> This video may be hard to watch, but it was much harder on the bobcats who 
> have been silently suffering.  Direct link:  http://youtu.be/h1Z179_I3ds
> Scroll down past the transcript to send a letter now!
> Transcript:  The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is 
> proposing a 5-year plan that would greatly EXPAND the hunting and trapping of 
> bobcats within the state.
> The new plan would DOUBLE the annual number of bobcats that hunters and 
> trappers can kill and would also open up vast new areas of the state that 
> previously were off limits for hunting and trapping.
> According to DEC, the proposed five-year plan will "provide sustainable use 
> and enjoyment of bobcat by the public." How can the killing of innocent 
> animals be deemed enjoyment?
> Trappers and hunters kill more than 500 bobcats annually in New York alone. 
> And now they want to double that number to 1000! Prized as trophies, many 
> bobcats are stuffed by taxidermists and sold to collectors. But far more are 
> killed for their pelts, which sell for $50 to $200 each. And often these 
> pelts are exported outside of the U.S. and dyed to look like ocelot pelts in 
> order to make even more money for the trappers and hunters!
> Dave Miller, the executive director of the New York State Trappers 
> Association, which has about 1,700 members, has been quoted as saying, "We 
> are pretty excited about this" proposed expansion of bobcat trapping.
> We need YOU to let New York DEC know that you don’t support the killing of 
> bobcats, and are appalled that they are considering this plan to expand such 
> a cruel, inhumane and unnecessary practice! Don’t let bobcat trappers and 
> hunters be the only voices on this issue that DEC hears…please speak up and 
> be a voice for these cats!
> Comments will be taken through Feb. 16 so please take action TODAY and make 
> your voice heard!
> See the form below if you are online.
> If you got this alert via email, copy this link to get to the form.
> http://www.capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=60981786&type=CU 
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