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Writers on the Range: Bobcats need protection, not killing for their pelts

Bobcat caught in a trap
Animal Wellness Action
Bobcat caught in a trap

Anti-hunting activists are trying to get a ban on the Colorado ballot this fall that would eliminate trapping and hunting bobcats, lions and even lynx, which are already protected by the state. Though writer Ted Williams is a hunter, he supports a ban because he says bobcats aren't ethically hunted or used for meat, a state requirement. Instead, they are mainly trapped for their fur, which is sold all over the world.