Today it was reported that one of our local mountain lions was killed as a result of a depredation permit taken out by a local family who lost sheep to this animal. It’s heartbreaking as the mountain lions here in Southern California and particularly the Santa Monica Mountains are in severe decline and suffering from inbreeding. Here’s a link to an article about it: https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/special-reports/outdoors/2020/02/10/mountain-lion-p-56-killed-near-camarillo-after-state-issues-permit/4715120002/
I wish there was something we could do to stop this as I know there are many places in the U.S. and I’m sure in other countries where this is permitted. It’s bad enough we take away their habitat but killing them when they are threatened is so sad.
Anyway, I just wanted to post this and see if others have any opinions or ideas on how we can make things safer for wildlife. Are there organizations who are fighting the depredation rules?