Ramos supports legislation protecting bobcats
In a letter sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos voiced support for AB 1213, the California Bobcat Protection Act.
Passed last week by the California Legislature, AB 1213 will establish a no-trapping buffer zone around national parks, national monuments, state parks and wildlife refuges in California, as well as require trappers to have written permission from landowners before catching bobcats on private property, according to the letter.
Ramos addresses Brown after several incidents earlier in the year when numerous bobcats were legally killed just outside of Joshua Tree National Park, within the 3rd District that Ramos represents.
The letter states that under current California law, it is legal for trappers to set traps and kill the park’s wildlife just outside the boundary of a National Park.