U.S. Forced to Back Off On Bobcats
"I hope this vote sends a strong message to the U.S. government that bobcats and related species across the globe deserve a long-term reprieve from unfettered exploitation for commercial gain."
- Adam Roberts, Born Free USA vice-president
The Hague, Netherlands - Delegates at the ongoing meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES in The Hague, Netherlands, today overwhelmingly rejected an American proposal to remove the bobcat (Lynx rufus) from protection under the CITES Appendices.
The proposal was defeated by a majority of more than two to one.