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Tell Oregon Board of Agriculture: Don’t Persecute Oregon’s Cougars

The Oregon Board of Agriculture is perpetuating the most harmful myths about cougars, and the cougars need Oregonians to speak up for them. At its meeting on December 2, the Board of Agriculture plans to adopt a resolution in support of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's heavy-handed and unsustainable Cougar Management Plan. The board says it's responding to the "threat that cougar predation poses to the livestock industry in Oregon...

Temecula Altair Lawsuit Settled

Conservation groups approved a legal agreement today that will protect a critical wildlife corridor for local mountain lions and other wildlife, fund restoration efforts and ensure implementation of a regional conservation plan. The agreement comes after a judge issued a ruling this spring against the proposed 270-acre Altair development in Western Riverside County in California. See the press release below:   For Immediate Release, October 26, 2020 Contact: J...

Mountain Lion Foundation Issues Plea for Proper Reporting on Utah Encounter

With an Orem, Utah, runner’s video of a harrowing mountain lion encounter going viral, the Mountain Lion Foundation is pleading with media outlets for accurate and informed reporting of the animal’s behavior. “The encounter might have been avoided altogether, but once it happened, the runner did a lot of things right,” says Denise Peterson, a Utah resident and region coordinator with the Mountain Lion Foundation...

Coexisting with Cougars

With an observant eye and some precautions, you can coexist with the pumas around your property while keeping yourself, your livestock, and your pets safe. By: Kristina Seleshanko You can read the original article published on Mother Earth News here. Photo by Adobe Stock/Seread When we first moved to our long-wished-for rural property, one of the things I looked forward to most was walking in nature...

A Lifeline for Threatened and Endangered Species: Governor Newsom Signs Rodenticide Moratorium

Sacramento, CA - By signing the California’s new rodenticide moratorium today, Governor Gavin Newsom has extended a lifeline to some of the state’s threatened and endangered species. The Mountain Lion Foundation is celebrating the much-anticipated signing of Assembly Bill 1788, authored by Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) and supported by more than two dozen animal welfare and environmental protection organizations...

Remembering the Rabbi

With overpowering sadness and a touch of pride, we learned of the passing of our dear friend Rabbi Joseph Hurwitz on September 4, 2020. The sadness is inescapable. It sneaks up and pounces – lion-fashion – and will not let go. Rabbi radiated love for all around him and absorbed their love in return. He led a full life. He gave unremittingly to the causes he held dear – and lions led the list...

We need your help today to protect mountain lions and other wildlife from poisoning!

Rodenticides are among the leading causes of mountain lion mortality in California, and too many of California's wild animals are experiencing avoidable deaths due to rodenticide poisoning. AB 1788, the California Ecosystems Protection Act by Assemblymember Richard Bloom, addresses this by placing a moratorium on many uses of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) until the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has reevaluated these toxic chemicals and the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has determined that they will not result in significant adverse effects to non-target wildlife...

Colorado Residents: Sign up TODAY to testify for mountain lions!

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be voting on the West Slope Mountain Lion Plan at the upcoming Commission meeting on September 2-3. Thank you to those that already submitted written comments. Now we need YOUR help to ensure that our voices are heard! It is imperative that you provide verbal comments to the commission and speak out against this potentially ruinous plan! To provide verbal testimony at the meeting on September 2-3, you must sign up by August 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM Mountain time...

Utah DWR seeks to put more cougars in the crosshairs

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS TO THE WILDLIFE BOARD HERE. Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) recently released their proposals for the 2020-21 cougar hunting season. Once again, they are looking to increase quotas in the state, further exceeding sustainable limits established by researchers. Last year, DWR’s Wildlife Board approved an increase in the number of permits available to hunters bringing the total to 690...

Mendocino County Supervisors renew lethal contract with Wildlife Services

Mendocino County Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to continue the county's $160,000.00 contract with the USDA's wildlife-killing program known as Wildlife Services. In spite of numerous public comments that were overwhelmingly opposed, the Supervisors made a decision that perpetuates the federal program’s heavy-handed use of lethal methods to manage mountain lions, coyotes, bears, bobcats, and other wildlife that cross paths with livestock owners...
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