Humane Society Encourages IDNR Comments For Bobcat Rules

(Carterville, IL) — Animal rights groups are still in “fight mode” against bobcat hunting in Illinois. According to the “Southern Illinoisan,” Marc Ayers, the state director of the Humane Society of the United States, has been going around the state to talk about the organization’s opposition to the hunting season, which was created after Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation in July. The Humane Society is encouraging other animal rights advocates to submit comments to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources regarding the rule-making process, which includes a public comment period sometime in 2016. Specifically, the Humane Society opposes allowing trapping of the animals, the use of dogs for the hunt, and the selling of pelts from killed bobcats.