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Nebraska Wildlife Gestapo Approves Mountain Lion Hunt

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 […]

California Wildlife Official Kills Mountain Lion in Idaho

Assemblyman Jared Huffman, I was pleased to read in the San Jose Mercury News that you are “considering introducing a resolution in the Legislature to remove (Dan) Richards” from the California Fish and Game Commission. Mr. Richards sure is an arrogant bastard, isn’t he? Even after satisfying his bloodthirst, he felt it necessary to let […]

4-Year-Old in Texas Attacked by Pet Mountain Lion

It is my opinion that a West Odessa, Texas, family, whose “pet” mountain lion mauled a child, should be euthanized, after which their heads should be examined for evidence of humanity and sent to me for shrinking. A KWES (Texas) report tells us: “Authorities say a 4-year-old child wandered too close to a mountain lion […]

Murder Before Morning Tee Time

Yesterday, an Arizona Game and Fish Department official executed a mountain lion so the animal wouldn’t have to go through life fearing humans. According to The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona, resident Donna Michael saw the creature through her kitchen window. The Daily Courier report quotes Michael as saying: “I just looked at that thing and […]

To Protect and Assassinate (and Whine About It)

Apparently, conservation officers and television news reporters on Vancouver Island aren’t expected to do their jobs. Otherwise, a beautiful, young mountain lion would still be alive and his assassin wouldn’t have been allowed to describe the animal’s execution by firing squad as humane. In this recent CBC News video, CHEK News reporter Stacy Ross tells […]

A Tale of Two Species

Yesterday, police in San Anselmo, California searched for a mountain lion that one resident claimed to have seen. Had the cops located the lion, they likely would have taken a cue from their mouth-breathing counterparts in Berkeley and assassinated the lion. Fortunately, there are more evolved members of our species in California and elsewhere, humans […]

While We’re on the Subject

Yesterday, I wrote about officers from the Berkeley Police Department killing a mountain lion who had wandered into town. While we’re on the subject, I’d like to recommend David Baron’s exceptional book The Beast in the Garden: The True Story of a Predator’s Deadly Return to Suburban America. A February 2004 review in The Ecologist […]

Officer of the Day

Earlier today I read that brave and selfless police officers shot and killed a mountain lion who had the audacity to wander the streets of downtown Berkeley, California. Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, the Berkeley Police Department’s public information officer, was quoted as saying, “Despite the sensitive nature of this event, we feel confident about the actions […]