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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Allies for the Wild Cats of Arizona

Trophy hunting and trapping are hobbies that are struggling to justify themselves in today's age of empathy, education, and conservation awareness. Despite Arizona voters' disdain for animal cruelty, such practices are still wreaking havoc on the wild cats of the Grand Canyon State. That's why the Mountain Lion Foundation (MLF) is partnering with Arizonans for Wildlife (AFW) to put an end to these senseless acts of cruelty once and for all...

Nebraska to Consider a 2018 Lion Hunting Season

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission stated that last year's Pine Ridge population estimate of 59 mountain lions may be enough to open up a hunting season. Sam Wilson, carnivore program manager, reported to Game and Parks commissioners last Friday that "population data likely supports holding a harvest season in the Pine Ridge." While a decision has yet to be made about a potential 2018 mountain lion hunting season in Nebraska, the science behind their estimate is questionable and the suggestion that hunting is the best management tool for such a tiny population is outrageous...

Eastern Cougars Removed from Endangered Species List

On Monday, January 23, 2018 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced the official removal of the Eastern cougar from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife. The delisting will take effect February 22, 2018. When the Service first declared in 2011 that the eastern cougar was extinct, taxonomists replied that the subspecies never existed. The fact that the Service holds that "the eastern cougar listing cannot be used as a method to protect other cougars" demonstrates a serious flaw in Federal policy affecting species which have been intentionally extirpated across vast areas, damaging human and environmental health, but are not protected because they exist in a sustainable population somewhere else, far across the country...


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