These uncomfortable truths are easily overlooked.Trapping is a form of harvest yes....but this was a law passed by the Legislature
The A in MLPA stands for Act....as in passed by the Legislature.
Hound ban? Legislature
Lead ban? Legislature
See a theme yet?
We have our challenges no doubt, but the Commission unfairly takes the blame when it should be the Legislature. Not to mention, the Commission must act with this axe over their head. They know, full well that the Legislature wields said power.
All citizens of CA are stakeholders regardless of belief....same with every state, it's a core tenant of the NAMWC.