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Sorry I don’t have the full details now, but I’ll post tomorrow or you can read it at LoHud.com. Long story short, two teenagers were arrested in Putnam County, NY, Monday for illegally trapping a bobcat on state land, which is illegal. But here’s what I don’t get…it is legal in some places and, it seems, a “good pelt” can fetch between $20 and $40.

Really? I know the economy’s still bad, but to kill an animal that’s not exactly overrunning the wilds of the area for that kind of change is just not cool in the P&C book. Your thoughts?

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 at 5:41 pm by Laurel Babcock. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Animal care, Animal laws, Animal safety, Cats



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For most animal lovers, pets are members of the family. They carry around pictures in their wallets and schedule vacations with pets in mind. This blog takes a look into the world of a pet owner: the good, the bad and the just plain obsessive.

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Laurel Babcock is the Community Life editor for The Journal News, Express Publications and LoHud.com. She grew up with a beloved mutt and was surrounded by dogs into young adulthood. She liked cats enough, but didn't really think of them as true pets. That changed when her brother brought an abandoned 4-week-old kitty into the family, dooming us all. Laurel currently serves as staff for two completely adored cats, Stanley and Cup, both girls.


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