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8/31/2015

Frightened Palmdale Lion Startles Mechanic

A mechanic and a mountain lion were both startled to discover each other early Friday morning in Palmdale, California. The young female lion had most likely wandered out of Angeles National Forest sometime during the night on her trek to find a home range. As the sun rose, she sought shelter to sleep through the day among some boxes in a quiet, storage alcove by the entrance to LJ . . .
8/28/2015

New Mexico Game Commission stifles public opposition to help trophy hunters kill more lions

Over the jeering protest of several hundred wildlife activists, the New Mexico Game and Fish Commission unanimously approved their state game agency's recommendation to allow the trapping of mountain lions on private and state trust lands.

Observers of this blatant betrayal of the public trust knew from the start that this particular outcome was a forgone conclusion and that the "game" . . .
8/25/2015

Wild or captive? KDFW is making unbelievable assumptions in effort to prove they had to kill lion

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (KDFW) has ended its eight month investigation into the origin and history of the first mountain lion to return to Kentucky since the species was extirpated in that state more than 150 years ago.

Necropsy results and tooth-aging analyses indicate the lion was a 125 pound, 5-year-old male in good physical condition and health. DNA analyses . . .
8/24/2015

Oakland Zoo hosts lion day to inspire guests to work to conserve lions in U.S. and Africa

The following story was written by Malaika Fraley and originally posted on the Oakland Tribue website.

In the wake of public outrage over the illegal trophy killing of an iconic African lion in Zimbabwe, the Oakland Zoo on Saturday held its second annual Lion Appreciation Day in hopes of inspiring people to help work to conserve lions in the United States as well as in . . .
8/18/2015

Innocent Mountain Lion Shot To Death Simply For Existing

The following article was written by Ameena Schelling and published on The Dodo on Monday, August 17.

A mountain lion ventured within the city limits of Great Falls, Montana, on Friday morning. She wouldn't leave alive.

The young female was first spotted before dawn on . . .
8/10/2015

South Dakota game commission still refuses to accept that they are over-hunting mountain lions

Embarrassed by the last two lion hunting seasons reaching mortality levels of only half of what was expected,* the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission apparently wants to make a better showing next year by reducing the quota to a level that might be reached and by increasing the number of lion hunters.

To that end, the Commission has proposed dropping next year's lion hunting . . .
8/7/2015

New Lions in the Santa Monica Mountains

The National Park Service captures, collars and monitors mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains just outside Los Angeles, California. This small patch of habitat is virtually isolated, surrounded by the ocean and uncrossable freeways.

Yet somehow, a small population of about a dozen lions has found a way to survive on this island of a mountain.

Recently, researchers . . .
8/6/2015

MLF helps win ban on commercial bobcat trapping in California

The California Fish and Game Commission voted 3-2 Monday to ban bobcat trapping statewide. Commission President Jack Baylis and Commissioners Anthony Williams and Eric Sklar voted in favor of a statewide ban. Commission Vice President Jim Kellogg and Commissioner Jacqueline Hostler-Carmesin voted against it.

The decision yesterday completely bans bobcat trapping in California, with the . . .
8/3/2015

Another California lion helped on its way

Yesterday, residents in the California community of Folsom, located at the start of the foothills just east of Sacramento, were visited by a wandering mountain lion.

The lion, which was first spotted early Sunday morning on Fargo Way, was seen again around 7:00 p.m. about a half mile away in the residential area of Montrose Drive and School Street.

After searching the . . .
7/28/2015

MLF joins coalition of conservation groups to sue Mendocino County for breaking promise and renewing Wildlife Services contract

MLF was part of a coalition of animal protection and conservation organizations that filed suit Monday challenging Mendocino County's [California] contract renewal with USDA - Wildlife Services, a notorious federal agency whose wildlife-killing program killed close to . . .