Cougar suspected of killing man has been captured, killed (11:4...

A mountain lion that may have killed a Pinos Altos man was captured in a snare and killed this morning, according to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Full Story
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proudamericanwom an

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Jun 25, 2008
Why does it have to be killed? I don't get it. Why can't it be captured and released further away from residents?
yaqui

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Jun 25, 2008
It ate someone now we should eat it
MGL

Silver City, NM

#3 Jun 25, 2008
proudamericanwoman wrote:
Why does it have to be killed? I don't get it. Why can't it be captured and released further away from residents?
Once a mountain lion reaches the point where it no longer fears humans, it is too dangerous to allow it to live. The cat would find its way back to where it found its last meal. As dry as it has been, there is little feed for deer, therefor the deer herds are thinning and the lions, whose main prey is deer, are taking on whatever prey they can find.
Daniel

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Jun 25, 2008
That's absolutely ridiculous that they have to kill the lion. Absolutely ridiculous!!
Scott

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jun 25, 2008
We hunt and kill animals and we don't die. So, why when an animal hunts us, the animal dies!! Mountain Lions are just as much a part of this earth as we are!!

“Mrs_E”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#6 Jun 25, 2008
Daniel wrote:
That's absolutely ridiculous that they have to kill the lion. Absolutely ridiculous!!
with all due respect, unless it was your loved one who just died. when animals become wild ,,,they must be put down, to avoid more death. once they taste ,,,so to speak they will not go back. it is sad it has to die, i agree, beautiful animals. but better the lion, than my child or husband. p.s. not a bad idea for humans as well HUH??? i guess that would be another thread for discussion.
murphy

Gallup, NM

#7 Jun 25, 2008
proudamericanwoman wrote:
Why does it have to be killed? I don't get it. Why can't it be captured and released further away from residents?
Why is there always some bleeding heart liberal that doesn't give a flip that someone was killed and that the animal will kill again! It is like saying that since Johnny killed Jimmy maybe we should just move him away to a different place so he can roam free. Give me a break! I tell you what. Why don't you put some money into a trust fund so these type of animals can be moved at your expense. If they kill someone then you can pay damages.
all2human

Las Cruces, NM

#8 Jun 25, 2008
reebie wrote:
<quoted text>with all due respect, unless it was your loved one who just died. when animals become wild ,,,they must be put down,
By their nature aren't all animals, unless they are pets, wild? ;)
Cat lover

Farmington, NM

#9 Jun 25, 2008
If somone kills someone they are put in prison for the rest of their life. More so a few years and its "ok" They are "reformed" and released to do it again.

If a wild animal follows his natural instinct its killed?

Humm sounds kinda wrong here. Backwards I think.
The guy who was feeding this lion for pictures should be held responsible for this mans death. Thats simple.
murphy

Gallup, NM

#10 Jun 25, 2008
Cat lover wrote:
If somone kills someone they are put in prison for the rest of their life. More so a few years and its "ok" They are "reformed" and released to do it again.
If a wild animal follows his natural instinct its killed?
Humm sounds kinda wrong here. Backwards I think.
The guy who was feeding this lion for pictures should be held responsible for this mans death. Thats simple.
Okay so they should have trapped it and put it in a cage for a few years to "reform" it! I agree that if a man was feeding this lion he should be held accountable.
Ted

Santa Fe, NM

#11 Jun 25, 2008
It should have been humanly captured, given a stern talking to, and then released over at Scott, Daniel proudamericanwoman's neighborhood.
Blorg

Santa Fe, NM

#12 Jun 25, 2008
I agree with yaqui. We should eat it - with fava beans.
Weirdo

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Jun 26, 2008
Ted nailed it.

“Mrs_E”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#14 Jun 26, 2008
all2human wrote:
<quoted text>By their nature aren't all animals, unless they are pets, wild? ;)
how about i rephrase that, when any animal ( or human being) taste human blood for food, or killing :):):):) thanks for pointing that out, i would hate to get into a war of the words.

“Mrs_E”

Since: Apr 08

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#15 Jun 26, 2008
Ted wrote:
It should have been humanly captured, given a stern talking to, and then released over at Scott, Daniel proudamericanwoman's neighborhood.
here here, and bought a new wi, and cell phone, and a raise in allowance.
Andrew

Las Cruces, NM

#16 Jun 26, 2008
Ah yes..The same story the same ending. Lets all hurry up and KILL everything that just does not work for us. This is the same as the tiger
in the zoo in Calif.It does not matter if the animal is caged or free
we are superior and must KILL!!!!
hey

Las Cruces, NM

#17 Jun 26, 2008
hery should apply the same rule to all Muslims
proudamericanwom an

Las Cruces, NM

#18 Jun 26, 2008
Go ahead, put him over in my neighborhood, this proud american woman isn't stupid enough to put food out for it. If you bait it, then you better be ready for the consequences. Don't blame me or any wild animal for another human's stupidity. I think it's sad this man had to die for what he thought was a nice gesture, but I don't think this lion had to be killed. Call me a bleeding heart, call me whatever you want, but there are more than just a few of us that feel it didn't need to be killed. This b.s. about it "tasting blood" is a load, what do you all think they eat in the first place?? It wasn't the first time it tasted blood.
Ted wrote:
It should have been humanly captured, given a stern talking to, and then released over at Scott, Daniel proudamericanwoman's neighborhood.

“Mrs_E”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#19 Jun 26, 2008
proudamericanwoman wrote:
Go ahead, put him over in my neighborhood, this proud american woman isn't stupid enough to put food out for it. If you bait it, then you better be ready for the consequences. Don't blame me or any wild animal for another human's stupidity. I think it's sad this man had to die for what he thought was a nice gesture, but I don't think this lion had to be killed. Call me a bleeding heart, call me whatever you want, but there are more than just a few of us that feel it didn't need to be killed. This b.s. about it "tasting blood" is a load, what do you all think they eat in the first place?? It wasn't the first time it tasted blood. <quoted text>
it is however the first time it took human life, i LOVE animals, LOVE LOVE animals, i adore their beauty and their purpose. however, MODERATION IS A WONDERFUL THING. i just have to wonder if this was your child or dear loved one that was killed,. would you still be on this post begging for its mercy, or would you use your god given head, and show mercy to the animal, and other human beings. no one here is denying animal cruelty does not exist , as with child abuse and other horrendous issues in america,,,,,
Ben

Santa Fe, NM

#20 Jun 26, 2008
proudamericanwoman wrote:
Go ahead, put him over in my neighborhood, this proud american woman isn't stupid enough to put food out for it. If you bait it, then you better be ready for the consequences. Don't blame me or any wild animal for another human's stupidity. I think it's sad this man had to die for what he thought was a nice gesture, but I don't think this lion had to be killed. Call me a bleeding heart, call me whatever you want, but there are more than just a few of us that feel it didn't need to be killed. This b.s. about it "tasting blood" is a load, what do you all think they eat in the first place?? It wasn't the first time it tasted blood. <quoted text>
The man that was killed was not feeding it. The person that did, probably did not do it as a gesture of kindness. He, or she, is suspected to be a photographer, and may have done it for profit.

The reason this particular cat would become a habitual killer, has nothing to do with "blood", or flavor. Literally, it only has to do with it learning just how unbelievably easy humans are to kill. Up until that first experience, a predator does not realize just what easy prey we are. And when they do, why would they want to risk getting hurt hunting anything else, say deer, that can inflect serious damage, with slashing hooves.

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