Arizonans for Wildlife
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Arizona voters have shown time and time again at the ballot box that wildlife protection and animal cruelty issues matter to them – whether they’re voting to protect animals from cruel, body-gripping traps on public lands, voting to outlaw cockfighting, or voting to retain their right to have a say in how wildlife is managed. In keeping with this tradition, Arizonans for Wildlife is seeking to put a measure on the November 2018 ballot that would prohibit the trophy hunting, including by cruel hounding and trapping, of mountain lions, bobcats, jaguars, ocelots and lynx.
After the death of Cecil, a beloved lion killed by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe, Africa the world was exposed to the horror of trophy hunting, where the primary motivation is to kill or pursue an animal in order to display their body, whole or in part, or for bragging rights but not for subsistence. Although the overwhelming majority of Arizona voters do not support trophy hunting, thousands of mountain lions and bobcats are killed by trophy hunters every year.1
Although jaguars, ocelots and lynx are protected under federal law, these rare and imperiled species may be accidentally shot, trapped or killed by hounds during mountain lion and bobcat trophy hunting seasons. We must act now to save Arizona’s wild cats before it’s too late!