Friday, December 02, 2016

Rancher Might Try to Relocate Rather Than Kill Mountain Lion Blamed in Alpaca Deaths

The mountain lion believed to have killed more than 50 farm animals this summer and fall in the mountains above Malibu may be captured and sent to the Wildlife Way Station, instead of being shot, a lawyer for a rancher said Wednesday night. However, animal rights activists said putting P-45 into a cage for the rest of his life is a fate worse than being shot. An attorney for the ranch owner, Reid Breitman, said the animal would not be shot immediately, and his client Victoria von Turling wants P-45's life saved. "Victoria wants it relocated, and we've arranged for the Wildlife Way Station to accept the animal," Breitman said at a meeting called by the National Park Service...more

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