Saturday, August 01, 2009

"Cougar Clippings" for 29 Jul 2009 from Mountain Lion Foundation

Cougar Clippings
7/29/2009

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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.

Game Official Kills Mountain Lion Near Newcastle

Mountain lions are killed everyday by wildlife officials intending to keep the public safe. We hear about lions being shot for eyeing pets, being near a school, or acting aggressively when officials approach... but being killed for "relaxing in the shade" in an "area by a herd of mule deer" is definitely a new low for the tolerance of the Wyoming Game & Fish Department.

Read the actual news story...


Conservationists Question Wildlife Board Appointment

Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons has appointed Daryl Capurro to the state's Wildlife Commission. This position, legally, is supposed to be filled by someone focused on wildlife conservation. Capurro openly supports an outrageous predator control plan that would kill thousands of mountain lions and coyotes to increase the deer herd for sport hunters. Capurro is also going through court proceedings for allegedly using $116,000 of state funds for personal use. Yet somehow Governor Gibbons felt he would be perfect for the commission and didn't even waste time with an interview.

Read the actual news story...


Bambi Gone Wild!

Deer are a mountain lion's primary prey. And in addition to possibly attracting a lion to the area, deer are often despised visitors when they begin to munch down beloved plants and gardens. Some residents are frustrated to learn that relocation is not an option, but part of living away from the cement city is learning to live with the local wildlife. There are a wide variety of tips to discourage deer, ranging from motion sprinklers to planting certain bushes.

Read the actual news story...


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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.

If you can not use the links in this email to read complete articles, cut and paste (or type) the following address into your browser:


http://www.mountainlion.org/newsroom.asp


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