Video footage of bobcats recorded in a forest near a reclaimed coal mine is a hopeful sign of the species’ recovery in southeastern Ohio, game officials say.
Trapping advocates claim state game commissioners ignored data showing bobcats are the main cause of dropping populations of some endangered species and instead upheld the ban on ‘moral’ grounds.
State game officials claim there’s no evidence bobcat trapping hurts endangered species.
California’s Fish and Game Commission has voted to ban bobcat trapping throughout the state, a move praised by animal activists who argue trapping is cruel.
An Alabama woman is recovering after being attacked by a rabid bobcat in the front yard of her Crenshaw County home.
To hunters, the once-endangered nocturnal cat’s growing population is a nuisance and potential danger. To opponents of the law, the “shy and elusive” animal is being put in the crosshairs by trophy-hunters.