Relocation for Mountain Lions- Not Trap and Kill

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: Idaho Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter

Idaho Fish and Game officers are setting traps for a mountain lion in Idaho that has attacked pets. Many traps will undoubably catch many mountain lions, and other wildlife as well. The goal is to trap, and kill, the big cat(s).

Predators such as mountain lions play a critical role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, and are much needed as Idaho tries to estabish a heathly caribou population in the state. Natural predators are important stabilizers that support ecosystems by eating the sick and infirm, gaurenteeing a healthy  stock.

A better solution may be to relocate mountain lions- not kill them.

Another solution might be for pet owners to better protect their pets from wildlife. If that were the case in the first place, trapping of mountain lions would have saved thousands in taxpayer money, and protected our wildlife. Stronger leash laws seem a more sensible management plan than more trapping and killing of our wildlife.

We ask that Idaho stop killing mountain lions and relocate them to less populated areas as they play an important role in keeping the balance of nature.

SOURCE: http://www.ktvb.com/news/Search-for-mountain-lion-ramps-up-around-Boise-175958521.html

Idaho Fish and Wildlife Service
Headquarters Office
Director, Virgil Moore
Deputy Director of Operations, James Unsworth
Deputy Director of Programs and Policy, Sharon Kiefer
P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707
600 S. Walnut, Boise, ID 83712
Fax: (208) 334-2114 or (208) 334-2148
Phone: (208) 334-3700

EMail: idfginfo@idfg.idaho.gov

Idaho Governor C.L. Butch Otter
Office of the Governor
State Capitol
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 334-2100
Fax: (208) 334-3454
EMail: http://gov.idaho.gov/ourgov/contact.html

Idaho Fish and Game officers are setting traps for a mountain lion in Idaho that has attacked pets. Many traps will undoubably catch many mountain lions, and other wildlife as well. The goal is to trap, and kill, the big cat(s).



Predators such as mountain lions play a critical role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, and are much needed as Idaho tries to estabish a heathly caribou population in the state. Natural predators are important stabilizers that support ecosystems by eating the sick and infirm, gaurenteeing a healthy  stock.



A better solution may be to relocate mountain lions- not kill them.



Another solution might be for pet owners to better protect their pets from wildlife. If that were the case in the first place, trapping of mountain lions would have saved thousands in taxpayer money, and protected our wildlife. Stronger leash laws seem a more sensible management plan than more trapping and killing of our wildlife.



We ask that Idaho stop killing mountain lions and relocate them to less populated areas as they play an important role in keeping the balance of nature.

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