Thursday, July 23, 2009

"Cougar Clippings" for 22 Jul 2009 from Mountain Lion Foundation

Cougar Clippings
News Links 7/22/2009

Dear Friend,

Here are a few of the top stories on mountain lions from recent news articles. For more frequent updates, visit MountainLion.org and read the news daily.


Youth Doe Hunt Draws Fire

Despite official statements that California's deer herd is in decline, California Department of Fish and Game seems to think that a special youth-only deer hunt for does is necessary in Placer County to reduce the local deer herd. This contradiction in CDFG's stance on the state's deer herd demonstrates that in their mind, hunting is the only management tool.

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No Matter What Dies, That Death is a Tragedy

Over the past few weeks, three cougars have been killed in Canada with the explanation that they had to be shot "before anything tragic happened." Whether or not these cougars posed immediate threats to people, columnist Brett Anningson feels any loss of life, human or feline, should be seen as tragic. His article goes on to discuss why humans value some creatures more than others and advises that we need to see the big picture of the ecosystem we are a part of.

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Abandoned Cougar Kitten Rescued

Just weeks after three cougars were killed in the area, an orphaned cub turned up in Squamish, BC (Canada). Although the events may be unrelated, some are taking this as a clear indication the cougar population is in trouble. Loss of habitat, difficulty finding food, and the disruption of killing three cats from the region within a short period of time may have thrown the population off balance. Fortunately, this five week old kitten is now in the hands of Langley's Critter Care Wildlife Society and they are looking to find him a permanent home with a zoo or other suitable wildlife facility.

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Camping: What You Should Really be Afraid of

Although some people's biggest worry while camping is the fear of being mauled by a wild animal, statistically these encounters are far down the list of dangers. See how attacks by bears and mountain lions compare to other outdoor risks.

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Those were just a few of the lion articles from the past week. Click here to read more! The Mountain Lion Foundation follows cougar and wildlife news each week. For a complete library of the most pertinent news articles, visit the Mountain Lion Foundation Newsroom.

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