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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...

Washington Residents: Support the Ban on Wildlife Killing Contests

Washington’s Fish and Wildlife Commission is set to consider a rule change that would end the bloodsport known as hunting contests. The Commission’s proposed rule is written to prevent what it calls “spree-killing contests,” the most common of which are coyote derbies, in which participants compete to kill the largest number of coyotes in order to win prizes like cash or rifles. The Mountain Lion Foundation, along with other conservation and animal protection organizations, applauds the Commission for drafting the rule and urges Washington residents to express their support for the rule’s adoption...

Montana’s Hunting Plan is Unsafe and Unsustainable

Montana’s newly adopted mountain lion hunting plan favors recreational trophy hunting interests over public safety and sound wildlife management. The Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to adopt the quotas at its June 25 meeting, despite opposition from the Mountain Lion Foundation (MLF) and members of the public. MLF submitted written comments pointing out that Montana’s hunting quotas are unsustainable and likely to increase conflicts between lions, people, livestock and pets...

Nebraska’s Mountain Lion Hunt is Unsustainable

Nebraska’s native mountain lions are in peril. The Game and Parks Commission’s vote last week to approve a hunt quota for the 2021 season is unsustainable. A healthy mountain lion population is essential for a resilient and balanced ecosystem and even supports at least one federally endangered species of beetle in Nebraska. The Commission’s approved plan allows hunters to kill up to four lions in the Pine Ridge region...
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