Officials say S. Paula mountain lions gone; police defend shooting cub
There have been no more mountain lion sightings reported in Santa Paula, but California Department of Fish and Game officials are continuing to monitor the situation.Full Story
#1 Feb 20, 2009
By surrounding the mountain lions and not giving them the opportunity to remove themselves, they are being hunted by police. California law provides for their protection unless lives are threatened. This loophole is frequently twisted into: we SAW a mountain lion, therefore we ARE threatened, when the mountain lion just wants to avoid people.
Yosemite and the surrounding communities are full of bears, but we aren't hunting them all down and killing them. Why are we not taking the same approach - scaring the mountain lions away from our habitat so they have less desire to come back?
The Mountain Lion Foundation is a source of additional information.
#2 Apr 10, 2009
This kind of thing continues to happen over and over and over, a mountain cub this time is killed for no reason whatsoever! Police should not even get involved because apparently the solution to everything is to shoot first and ask questions later,give me a break, DO NOT call the police because they haven't been trained,and apparently common sense overwhelms them, they are so terrified of animals it does not matter the size or age. Some idiot called the police AGAIN, and this is what always happens. Grabyour camera, take a picture, and go about your day and everything will be fine...Geesh!
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