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Nebraska Wildlife Gestapo Approves Mountain Lion Hunt

Photo by Raul Sanchez/U.S. Forest Service

Photo by Raul Sanchez/U.S. Forest Service

Recent news out of Nebraska provides an instructive example of how the drooling class thinks. The state’s wildlife gestapo has issued an execution order for mountain lions, effective at the turn of the new year. The Omaha World-Herald reported last month that “Nebraska’s inaugural mountain lion hunting season next year will put the big cats under the gun across most of the state.”

Paraphrasing Nebraska Game and Parks Commission knucklehead Mark Spurgin, the Omaha World-Herald report tells us that “the occasional presence of mountain lions crossing the state has changed the way of life of some rural Nebraskans.”

The article also introduces us to a boorish waste of life named Joe Herrod, who was quoted as saying, “We got along fine without them for 100 years. We don’t want them, don’t need them.”

A news release in NebraskaLand Magazine, a Nebraska Wildlife and Parks Commission publication, explains that “up to four mountain lions may be harvested next year in the Pine Ridge, the only area of the state known to have a reproducing population of the big cats. Areas open to mountain lion hunting in the remainder of the state will have an unlimited harvest quota.”

The implication here is that there simply isn’t room in Nebraska for both humans and mountain lions, and that the former will enjoy a better quality of life without the bother of the latter. Obviously, that’s a shortsighted, subjective argument based almost entirely on callous arrogance (we can’t overlook the influence of projected execution fees).

Unfortunately, as long as the drooling-class policy-makers are given the power to turn their terrible vision into a sad reality, the state’s mountain lion population will face persecution.

What’s particularly depressing is this rather nonchalant language from the Nebraska Wildlife and Parks Commission website: “Although mountain lions were part of Nebraska’s native fauna, they were extirpated by the end of the 19th century. Despite annual reports since the 1950s, no confirmed sighting was made in the state until the 1990s.”

Today, as Nebraska’s all-too-eager volunteer execution squad prepares to wage war on the state’s fragile mountain lion population, it is undeniable that the lives of the state’s magnificent big cats would be immeasurably improved by the eradication of Nebraska’s human drooling class.

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