Sunday, February 26, 2012

Illegal To Us GPS On A Hunting Dog?

Say what?

I hate to speculate, but this looks like something PETA or HSUS would come up with: meaning totally ass back wards!

The state of California has banned the use of GPS tracking collars on hunting dogs.

Most states allow hunters to utilize radio tracking systems, and GPS on their hunting dogs. California has a Code of Regulation in place to prohibits the use of such collars. (California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 265(d) regarding the use of GPS on dog collars while hunting mammals.)

Contrary to what some would claim, or believe, these collars do not provide "unfair advantage to the hunters." The GPS and other tracking systems, are simply tools, utilized to allow the human hunters to be able to keep up and locate their canine hunting companions more efficiently.

Furthermore, these tracking devises have proven extremely valuable to hunters world wide, in locating a dog that has been injured during a hunt, lost or ensnared in dense brush. Legalizing the use of a GPS tracking system on dog collars, will save lives.

Please help us send a message to the California Dept. of Fish and Game, as well as California Legislators, that you support the legalization of using GPS collars on hunting dogs while hunting mammals, by signing this petition.

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