Mountain lion shot in Berkeley's Gour...

Mountain lion shot in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto

There are 9 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Aug 31, 2010, titled Mountain lion shot in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Police have gunned down a 100-pound mountain lion romping through Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood blocks from Alice Waters' famed Chez Panisse restaurant.

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Gee A

Antioch, CA

#1 Aug 31, 2010
Why is it that in Berkeley everything seems to be protected other than a Mt Lion that has no understanding that it is in danger.
The Police and Game Warden should be held accountable for not trying to put it to sleep with a tranquilizer and move it to a location that would be safe for everyone.
They the Police and Game Warden are cowards. They have no regard for life and justice.
I'm so sad that we have people in service that they have such a disregard for life. I mourn for the animal and hope that the people that shot and OK'ed the killing will get theirs,
I hope soon.
El Chicano

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Aug 31, 2010
Gee A wrote:
Why is it that in Berkeley everything seems to be protected other than a Mt Lion that has no understanding that it is in danger.
The Police and Game Warden should be held accountable for not trying to put it to sleep with a tranquilizer and move it to a location that would be safe for everyone.
They the Police and Game Warden are cowards. They have no regard for life and justice.
I'm so sad that we have people in service that they have such a disregard for life. I mourn for the animal and hope that the people that shot and OK'ed the killing will get theirs,
I hope soon.
Ditto!
uh Clem

San Mateo, CA

#3 Aug 31, 2010
"The animal was seen roaming through residential backyards and a church playground."

"a state game warden, says he has not ruled out that the female lion was being kept as an illegal pet"

Never mind the facts. The police acted stupidly.
Live Oak Lover

Napa, CA

#4 Aug 31, 2010
Really! Surely there was a solution that would have had a gentler effect on this animal. Yes, this 100 lb. animal posed a threat, even at 2:30 in the morn. But to act with such callous lack of regard for this animal's life was thoughtless! Poorly done!
True Patriot

Windermere, FL

#5 Aug 31, 2010
They should not have shot the mountain lion. That is more incompetent government at work. If they would shoot an innocent animal just think what they have in store for all of us. Police State/Nanny State

The news media is silent on the Feds shooting wild mustangs from helicopters for months. They have kept a lid on it. There are mares with foals running and the mares and foals being shot and terrorized just before dying.

These government thugs should all be fired. Lets start over again shall we.

Save the animals. Get rid of the government thugs.
Smut Muppet

Boulder Creek, CA

#6 Aug 31, 2010
Uh, folks?

Just how easily do you think it would've been to locate and call in the local version of Marlin Perkins with a tranquilizer gun, on short notice, in Berkeley, in the wee hours of the morning?

Public safety, not the safety of dangerous animals, is the police's top priority. A few hours later, people, including small children on their way to school, would've begun coming out of their homes.

Besides, it isn't as though mountain lions are an endangered species or anything. Even if they were, human beings should, and should, take precedence.
Mister Zimmerman

Redmond, WA

#7 Aug 31, 2010
"The cops don't need you and expect the same."
Puma concolor

Boulder, CO

#8 Aug 31, 2010
They should have captured it and released it in Oakland.
uh Clem

San Mateo, CA

#9 Aug 31, 2010
Mister Zimmerman wrote:
"The cops don't need you and expect the same."
Dude, can't you even get your own lyric right?

"the cops dont need you and man they expect the same"

Poser.

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