Senate Bill 132 has passed out of the California Legislature today with a 35 to 2 vote on the Senate floor.
By requiring the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to utilize non-lethal capture procedures for mountain lions which pose no actual threat to humans, SB 132 codifies the growing public contention in California that lions shouldn't be killed just because they've come into contact with humans. The bill also provides CDFW with the authorization to partner with qualified individuals and NGOs who might be able to assist the Department in carrying out its new "non-lethal" duties.
Senate Bill 132 will now go to the Governor for signing into law. We need your help to urge Governor Brown to sign this bill. Please visit our SB 132 page for more information.