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09/18/2018

Oregon DFW Commission Meeting

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission recently met to discuss the 2018-2019 proposed big game regulation changes. The meeting, which took place on September 13-14 in Bandon, unanimously adopted big game regulations for the upcoming season pertaining to the use of decoys to bait big game and target zones, which essentially allow for the unlimited killing of lions in particular areas...
09/17/2018

Colorado Commission Approves Quota Increase

On September 6-7, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission met in Glenwood Springs to discuss CPW's proposal for the 2018-2019 mountain lion hunting season. The Commission voted unanimously to approve CPW's proposal which increased the overall quota from 654 to 677 lions. During the 2016-17 season, hunters were reported to have killed 475 of Colorado's 3500 to 4500 mountain lions. CLICK HERE TO READ OUR COMMENT LETTER Continuing to set high quotas threatens the social stability of mountain lion populations in the state and can lead to population decline, decreased kitten survival and an increase in conflicts with people, pets and livestock...
08/27/2018

Nebraska Approves 2019 Mountain Lion Hunt

On June 22, 2018, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) approved a mountain lion hunt for 2019. The hunt will allow trophy hunters to kill up to eight mountain lions in the Pine Ridge region of Nebraska. The final approval for the 2019 hunt was made by Governor Pete Ricketts on August 16. While hunting will not be permitted anywhere else in the state, the Pine Ridge area has been broken into two sub-units...
08/20/2018

Coalition Succeeds in Limiting Wildlife Services

Siskiyou County to Seek Alternatives to Killing Thousands of Animals Each Year Responding to legal pressure from a coalition of animal-protection and conservation groups including the Mountain Lion Foundation, Siskiyou County officials have announced the suspension of the county's contract (see the letter here) with the federal wildlife-killing program known as Wildlife Services, part of the U.S...
08/20/2018

Wildlife Crime

Wildlife crimes involve the illegal killing, maiming or harassing of any wild animal. These crimes include killing animals without a permit, fishing or hunting out of season, killing more than the permitted number of a particular species, harassing wildlife, illegally baiting trail cameras, capturing wild animals for the exotic pet trade, taking the body parts of animals for decoration or "medicinal" uses, poisoning and much more...
07/19/2018

Lions, Tigers & Bears

Lions, Tigers and Bears (LTB) is an organization that has provided safe haven for unwanted and abused animals that have been rescued from the exotic pet trade since 2002. Established by Bobbi Brink, an additional focus of the sanctuary has been to educate the public about the cruelties and dangers of owning an exotic pet. LTB provides refuge to a multitude of animals including, lions, tigers, and bears...
07/17/2018

Utah DWR proposes quota increase

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR)'s biologists, have proposed an increase in the number of permits that are available to hunters. They have recommended increasing the number of permits from 581 to 653 for the 2018-2019 hunting season. While the UDWR believes that it is unlikely that the quota will even be met, the increase sets an unsustainable precedence for years to come. As of 2017, UDWR's biologists estimated that there were between 1900 - 4000 mountain lions in Utah...
07/02/2018

Times Square Billboard

The Mountain Lion Foundation has launched a short, but important public service announcement in New York City's Times Square Plaza. This PSA will run through mid-July and shines a light on one of the biggest issues that America's lion is facing today: trophy hunting. If you're in the area, stop by the jumbotron at 1500 Broadway in Times Square NY and check it out! Our PSA is on the upper screen to the left of the Nasdaq screen...
06/05/2018

28 Years of Mountain Lion Protection in CA!

On June 5, 1990, California voters passed Proposition 117, also known as the California Wildlife Protection Act, which outlawed the hunting of mountain lions and required that a minimum $30 million be spent annually to protect wildlife habitat in California. Proposition 117 became California Fish and Game Code 4800-4809. Since 1990, there have been 4 amendments to the law and 1 inquiry into the Mountain Lion Depredation, Public Safety, and Animal Welfare Policy: 1999 - AB 560 amended Section 4801 to allow mountain lions to be killed for preying on endangered big horn sheep...
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