Anti-hunting legislation fails in the Calif. legislature

California Senate Bill 1221 recently failed to earn enough votes to pass the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee. Two Democrats abstained, and one was absent. The bill would have banned the hunting of black bears and bobcats with hounds statewide. 
Senate Bill 1221 was introduced by Democratic Sen. Ted Lieu and sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States. Although currently stalled, the committee chairman is able to bring the bill back up for a reconsideration vote next week.
Hunting enthusiasts have actively opposed the bill since its inception. Senate Bill 1221 passed in the senate by two votes before being sent to the California Assembly.

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