Save Cougars in New Mexico

Target: New Mexico Game Commissioner Chairman Jim McClintic
Goal: Stop the proposed plan to increase the killing of female cougars.

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has proposed raising the quotas on cougars. The proposal heavily emphasizes raising the quotas on female cougars. This would have a big impact on the general cougar population. Targeting female cougars prevents future births as well as leaves already born cubs orphaned. Cubs whose mothers are killed will likely die from starvation.

The Department of Game and Fish is also seeking to switch to a four-year decision making cycle that would greatly limit the public and the Game Commission from participating in their decisions. If the policy can only be changed ever four years, it may be too late. Raising the quota on female cougars for four years could devastate their population. Killing cougars will not increase the safety of people or livestock nor will it increase other game for hunting. Targeting cougars out of fear is not the solution to managing a sustainable cougar population. We cannot allow the quota to be raised on female cougars.

Please, help protect the cougars in New Mexico by telling the New Mexico Game Commissioner to not raise the quotas of female cougars.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Jim McClintic,

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has recently proposed raising the quota on cougars. The proposal specifically targets female cougars. Raising the quota on female cougars would have a large impact on the overall cougar population. Killing female cougars would prevent the births of future cougars and orphan any cougar cubs, that would then most likely die from starvation.

The Department of Game and Fish is also working toward switching to a four-year decision making cycle. This would greatly limit the Game Commission from participating in their decisions. If the quota is raised on female cougars and the quota cannot be changed for four years, the cougar population could be devastated. It is unacceptable to raise the quota on female cougars. It is even worse to raise the quota and not revisit it for four-years. Increasing the quota on cougars will not make people or livestock safer, nor will it increase other game for hunting. Targeting cougars out of fear is not the correct way to manage a sustainable cougar population.

Please, protect the cougars in New Mexico by not raising the quotas on female cougars.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. Please care about our Wildlife which is being slaughtered all over the planet at an alarming rate! PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION!

  2. We can do so much when we take a stand, and unite against cruelty. Worldwide, we are unstoppable. We are presently working on a PAUSE mission statement. More people are joining day by day. The animals’ day is coming when we stand up for them and roar loudly as one voice from one end of the earth to the other against animal cruelty.
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  3. Russell Salamon says:

    It is amazing that DEATH continues to be used as a policy to “enhance” life. We use this on people too with GMOs, drugs, processed down to ashes food, rotten schools, slave ownership, poisoned bees. Maybe we should regularly “cull” the “leaders” and their women so that they would not breed pestilence as they do, on the grounds of lack of imagination.

  4. I am seeing some signatures as far back as 2012. Can someone tell me please if this petition is still Active and if so what are the plans of it being delivered to the Targeted names. Thank you

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