Stop Slaughter of Rare Mountain Lions

mountain-lion-by-skeeze

Target: Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior

Goal: Prevent slaughter of rare mountain lions in the western U.S.

In the past decade, thousands of rare mountain lions have been killed by trophy hunters, according to a report by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona are listed as the states with the highest number of mountain lions slaughtered for sport in the past decade. In Arizona alone, nearly 2,900 of these big cats were killed. That number only increases in the other four states. According to HSUS, these states do a poor job of properly monitoring their mountain lion population, frequently allow multiple killings and do not have season limits.

Trophy hunters prize these big cats as mounted displays or rugs. They often use packs of dogs wearing radio collars to corner the big cats and make for an easy kill shot. The mountain lion is a rare and beautiful animal, making it a target for trophy hunters and in need of our protection.

Demand legal protections are implemented to prevent this slaughter.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Jewell,

Mountain lions in the western U.S. are being slaughtered by trophy hunters at an alarming rate. According to a Humane Society of the United States report that collected data for the past decade, nearly 2,900 of these magnificent animals were killed in Arizona alone. Ahead of Arizona in the top five are Utah, Colorado, Montana and Idaho, each with increasingly higher numbers of mountain lions killed for sport. According the HSUS report, these states do a poor job of properly monitoring the mountain lion population and do not impose hunting limits.

Trophy hunters seek mountain lions for decorative purposes, but these cats occupy a critical place in the food chain and must be preserved from extinction.

We demand legal measures are taken to protect these beautiful big cats from slaughter by trophy hunters.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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24 Comments

  1. Shelli Schmidt says:

    *Trophy hunters seek mountain lions for decorative purposes.* I’d like to make myself some good quality curtains from human skin/hides, Ed Gein & Katherine Knight approved. Such a lovely day to kill for decorative purposes.

  2. Of course trophy hunting is ridiculous and grossly one sided so therefore it is NOT a sport. You’re just murdering defenseless animals and that is certainly no measure of a man!

  3. Rosie Hutchinson says:

    Sickening

  4. Kathy Simonik says:

    We must protect our wildlife. Extinction is imminent.

  5. prevent the slaughter!

  6. This barbaric act needs to stop it’s just mindless pointless slaughter

  7. Nature treats back now ? bastards
    Take responsibility for your cruelty
    Live your nightmare now

  8. ANIMAL ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!!

  9. Barbara Mullings says:

    There are no ecological or economic reason to murder the worlds wildlife it’s simple blood lust and tragic.

  10. Wendy Morrison says:

    Slaughtering all animals especially rare mountain lions needs to be stopped immediately before there are NO animals left in their natural habitat!!!

  11. PHYLLIS GREENE says:

    lowlife scumbags….

  12. Gene Sengstake says:

    While it makes us at least feel good to vent our rage in a “comment” – it does nothing to stop the so-called (God-damned) hunters from continuing with their depraved goal of securing a “trophy”. In a way – we are all to blame. Out-of-control human population – development – and exploitation have destroyed their habitat. Domestic animals have replaced their natural prey so ranchers kill them to protect their “financial interests” – and indirectly – our food supply. And then we implement hunting seasons and regulations to protect “us” – the real problem. What’s next??? Mountain lions are only trying to survive – and as if they didn’t have enough to contend with – these cowards – trophy hunters – kill them in the name of sport. How sick can you get??? Monetary fines and bans aren’t going to stop them. The killing will continue until we will find mountain lions and all the other critters “that are just not compatible with human society” in zoos where at least they will be “safe”. And that’s exactly where we are headed. We will live a world where the absence of these animals in the wild will be accepted as “normal” by future generations. And it’s all happening on “our” watch – and that’s about all we are doing – watching – – –

  13. George Demack says:

    For all of you city apartment dwellers who have never seen the remains of deer, sheep, or goats killed by mountain lions, consider this: A mature lion eats a BAMBI or equal a week, mostly BAMBI’s because they aren’t inside fenced compounds guarded by dogs. Those are not the merciful, instantaneous deaths as with a rifle bullet. In the mid 90’s Calif. banned lion hunting, trophy or not; and now there are so many lions that BAMBI’s are threatened along with Desert Bighorn Sheep. Apartment dwellers ought to educate themselves.

    • I suggest you read Gene Sengstake’s excellent comment and educate yourself. Mountain lions are not modifying their behaviour in any way to what they have done for thousands of years. It’s humans that have upset the balance and encroached on their habitat for their own selfish needs. Humans are the problem, not the mountain lions.

  14. Heather Brophy says:

    Sally, WE PAY YOU TO PROTECT IF YOU DON’T YOU’RE JUST LIKE THE IGNORANT,CRUEL WHITE TRASH!

  15. TIME for these UNEDUCATED,uncompassionaate IDIOTS to grow up….Must continue to assume these are males who are not sure of their MANLINESS……Guess what ?? YOU NEED HELP, your in MENTAL DISTRESS……

  16. THESE SICK AND TWISTED BASTARDS ARE THE ONES THAT SHOULD BE SLAUGHTERED, WHAT A SAD LIFE THEY MUST LEAD IF THIS IS THEIR ENJOYMENT. IF ONLY THEY COULD FACE THEM WITH OUT A GUN AT LEAST IT WOULD MAKE IT MORE FAIR, BUT I STILL NO THE ONES I WOULD LIKE TO COME OUT ON TOP, AND THAT IS THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

  17. All that will be left for your children and grandchildren and for any future offsprings will the echo of nothingness in the mountains, coprolite which will be the fossilised extretia of the extinct lions and a whole lot of questions as to why there is no wildlife remaining for the wonderment of children and environmentalists to view, other than old films on the internet, or whatever technological advancement has been introduced. The smells and sounds of what once was a gift for all would soon be a bloodless hologram.

  18. No one has the right to kill animals!!! Animals teach humans how to be humane. Soon all animals will go extinct, and all that will be left are the greedy, destructive humans!

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