According to New York Department of Environmental Conservation, a proposed five-year plan will "provide sustainable use and enjoyment of bobcat by the public." By enjoyment, they mean killing them for sport.
The new plan has DOUBLED 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.
Tell New York DEC know that you don’t support the killing of bobcats, and to reconsidering this plan to expand such a cruel, inhumane and unnecessary practice.The bobcat plays a critical role in the balance of healthy ecosystems, which should be far more important than killing them for the amusement and entertainment of a group of special interest hunters.
NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife
Bobcat Management Plan
625 Broadway, Albany