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Good News In California, For A Change

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Dave York, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    : In a shocking and unanticipated turn of events, the California trophy ban failed to fully clear the legislative process before the final deadline.

    Late last night after passing on the Assembly floor, Senate Bill 1175 died before a concurrence vote could happen on the Senate floor. An earlier post made to this account in the fog of last-minute legislative action was misinformed by a report that the Senate had passed the bill when in fact, time expired before a Senate vote could take place.

    The unexpected demise of SB 1175 ended the relentless effort by Senator Stern and animal rights groups to punish law abiding sportsmen and women while negatively impacting rural African communities and financially straining California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Safari Club International played a key role in helping to defeat this bill from the moment it was introduced, all the way down the last minutes of the legislative session. SCI members sent more than 7,500 emails and phone calls to legislators in the weeks leading up to yesterday opposing this bill, and those efforts helped spark critical debates in committee hearings and the Assembly floor about the hypocrisy of this legislation that ultimately helped kill it.

    SCI also helped coordinate and amplify key voices in Africa through testimony and strategic communication opposing this legislation. These crucial voices from the front lines of conservation in Africa included testimony from government officials like Zimbabwe’s Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and the Namibian Association of Community-Based Conservation Organizations. Like SCI, the affected countries and rural communities did not take the threat of this legislation lightly, but vehemently opposed the proposed legislation at every step.

    “We are pleased to see this bad legislation fail in California and take pride in knowing our members helped move the needle on it.” said W. Laird Hamberlin, SCI CEO. “Safari Club International remains vigilant in defending the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide.”

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  2. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    I’m sure they will rewrite it. It was totally ridiculous to make a law that makes it illegal to even own African animal mounts like lion, zebra, Hyena, elephant and a few others. There has to be thousands of old mounts out there. LE has more important things to do than be taxidermy Nazis
     

  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Were there any Taxidermy associations involved in trying to stop it?
     
  4. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    That is good news, but as with all politics, they will keep at it until passed.
     
  5. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Don’t recall them sending out any notifications on it. SCI was involved.
     
  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Good for SCI! It's nice to know that at least one association that claims to be there to help sportsmen actually does it. I wonder if Boone and Crocket or Poe and Young was involved?
     
  7. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    I doubt it. I also never heard anything from them. There are way to many “conservation” organizations out there that only care about their little world and never look at the big picture. Some jus shrug it off and say it’s just california what do you expect.
    People watch what goes on here. And then try to implement it in their state. When California finally bans big game hunting look out. It’s coming here with deer hunting. Hunters kill around 25,000 deer a year, cars more than that
    Lions around 320,000, bears, bobcats and coyotes kill thousands more. Herds are going to be managed by how many deer do predators need. They have done that here with fish in the ocean. How many fish do seals, sea lions and other predators need. Now the big 3030 is a giant push globally. 30% of all waters and land preserved as sanctuaries world wide. Each of your states are someway involved.
     
  8. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Google “2030” BD0CCB77-652C-443C-AFE0-2D97AED14C69.png
     
  9. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    I gave the UN's website a quick look. Their use of of the term "sustainability", always implies placing a limit on whatever the governing body wants. A progressives wet dream.
     
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  10. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member


    What a shame.