Trophy hunting mountain lions damages mountain lions’ social structures and hastens local extinction. Mountain lion populations are self-regulating - limited by access to food, shelter and access to mates - and need not be managed.
With as few as 22 mountain lions in the Pine Ridge region back in 2014, the Commission allowed trophy hunters to kill five lions (and likely orphan a few cubs) during the State's inaugural hunting season. An additional 11 lions were killed the same year by poaching, traps, and road kill, threats which continue to rise today.
A few minutes of your time will make a big difference for Nebraska's lion population.
Please take a moment to reach out to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Please call the Commission and urge them to oppose a mountain lion hunt.
Here's all you have to say:
Hello, My name is (Your Name) and I am a Nebraskan from (City and Zip code). I am calling to urge the Commission to end mountain lion hunting in Nebraska. Nebraska's mountain lion population is not large enough to sustain a sport hunting season and the majority of Nebraskans oppose a hunt. Hunting is not the way to manage mountain lions. Thank you!
Then, use the talking points provided below and your own experience to write your letter. Thank you!
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The Commission does not have an email address, but you can email the secretary to the Director of Nebraska Game and Parks, Sheri Henderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly and she will pass along your message to the director.
Thank you so very much for taking the time to help protect Nebraska's mountain lions!
The Mountain Lion Foundation, founded in 1986, is a national nonprofit organization protecting mountain lions and their habitat. The mountain lion is also known as cougar, puma, panther, and catamount.
We believe that mountain lions are in peril. Our nation is on the verge of destroying this apex species upon which whole ecosystems depend. Hunting mountain lions is morally unjustified, and killing lions to prevent conflicts is ineffective and dangerous. There is a critical need to know more about the biology, behavior, and ecology of mountain lions, and governments should base decisions upon truthful science, valid data, and the highest common good. Conserving critical lion habitat is essential.
Together, we can save America's lion.
You can make a tax-deductible donation with your credit card using Paypal's secure server by clicking on one of the links below.
You may also mail your contribution to Mountain Lion Foundation, P.O. Box 1896, Sacramento, California 95812 or call us at 916-442-2666.
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