This from the Outdoor Wire:
Here is a warning to California hunters from the Western Outdoor News (www.wonews.com) that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) appears to be commencing a campaign against California’s hunting dogs. HSUS is supporting SB 1221, a bill that would ban the hunting of bears and bobcats with dogs.
But the obvious is never the ultimate goal of the HSUS. The California Outdoor Heritage Alliance summed it up pretty well: “This misguided legislation not only threatens the long-standing tradition of hunting these species with hounds, but would set precedent placing all other types of hunting with dogs in serious jeopardy. In addition to this concern, COHA is committed to ensuring that all natural resource management decisions – including method of take – are appropriately made by the California Fish and Commission, in public forum and based on the best available science.”