The California Department of Fish and Game Commission will hold its final meeting of 2012 this Wednesday in San Diego. If you are local and able to attend, please do so to speak on behalf of our lions.
Submitting written comments is also encouraged; this ensures all comments will be included in the public record of the meeting.
Wednesday, December 12
Meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.
Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
901 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108
During the public forum portion of the meeting, please voice your opinions on the recent killing of two mountain lion kittens in Half Moon Bay. Use this as an example to highlight why the Commission should direct the California Department of Fish and Game to revise its mountain lion policies.
The new policy should include:
Non-lethal procedures for resolving public safety wildlife incidents.
Changing the Department's internal position to allow the relocation of mountain lions, and the rehabilitation and eventual release of young or injured individuals.
The creation of a database of wildlife professionals willing to help tranquilize, capture, temporarily hold, transport, collar, provide veterinary care, and/or release mountain lions at no cost to the department.
Mandatory training for wardens in the use of non-lethal drugs and capture methods.