California Senate Bill 132, introduced by Senator Jerry Hill, is designed to do three main things:
Other states are already utilizing these nonlethal procedures. SB 132 will bring California up to date.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has created new guidelines for handling mountain lion public safety incidents. They have already incorporated many of these nonlethal measures, but without legal authorization (SB 132), they will not be able to implement them.
You can help rectify this situation by signing MLF's petition to show your support for Senate Bill 132.
I support California Senate Bill 132!
SB 132 will protect mountain lions that accidentally wander into human-populated areas and are not an immediate threat to public safety. As a specially protected mammal, nonlethal procedures should always be considered first.
SB 132 also gives the California Department of Fish and Wildlife more options when resolving mountain lion encounters. It is a win for the public, the Department, and California's lions.
Please pass Senate Bill 132. Thank you!
Go one step beyond signing the petition by writing a support letter to Senator Hill telling him why you want Senate Bill 132 to pass. These letters will be used to demonstrate support for the bill in various committees and among any hesitant legislators.
A few minutes of your time could make a big difference and help California's mountain lions. Check out MLF's support letter for an example.
Senator Jerry Hill
Attn: Nate Solov
State Capitol, Room 5064
Sacramento, CA 95814-4900
Senate Bill 132 is Supported by:
Action for Animals, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Animal Rescue Team, Born Free USA, Earth Island Institute's Wildlife Alive Project, Feline Conservation Center, Felidae Conservation Fund, Fund for Animals, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), In Defense of Animals, Marin Humane Society, Mountain Lion Foundation, Oakland Zoo, Ojai Wildlife League, PawPAC, Planning and Conservation League, Project Coyote, Public Interest Coalition, Sierra Club California, Sierra Nevada Alliance, and Wildlife Emergency Services.
To add your organization to the list, please email us a copy of your support letter.
Are you or your organization qualified to partner with CDFW to resolve mountain lion incidents?
Potential partners are licensed professionals capable of at least one of the following:
If you are interested in being a partner or have any questions, please contact us.
Even if you live outside California, you can make a difference. America's lions belong to the wild, and to us all. Please tell your friends — and ask them to tell their friends — to notify friends and family in California, tell them about our website and how they can help through email, Facebook and Twitter.
The link to this Action Alert Page is:
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The Mountain Lion Foundation, founded in 1986, is a national nonprofit organization protecting mountain lions and their habitat. The mountain lion is also known as cougar, puma, panther, and catamount.
We believe that mountain lions are in peril. Our nation is on the verge of destroying this apex species upon which whole ecosystems depend. Hunting mountain lions is morally unjustified, and killing lions to prevent conflicts is ineffective and dangerous. There is a critical need to know more about the biology, behavior, and ecology of mountain lions, and governments should base decisions upon truthful science, valid data, and the highest common good. Conserving critical lion habitat is essential.
Together, we can save America's lion.