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MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL: Marin supervisors back legislation outlawing 'hounding' of bears, bobcats
June 20, 2012
State legislation outlawing "hounding" of bears and bobcats with packs of dogs was endorsed Tuesday by Marin County supervisors.
The move to support SB 1221 prohibiting the hunting practice of using radio-collared dogs to chase prey came at the urging of Supervisor Kate Sears, who noted the practice is illegal in more than a dozen states.
"It is very appropriate for us to urge the Assembly to pass this bill," she said, noting it already has been approved in the state Senate.
Also urging support were Carol Misseldine, widow of the late Supervisor Charles McGlashan, a passionate advocate of humane treatment of animals, and the Marin Humane Society.
The motion was approved on a 5-0 vote.