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Ocelot Killed at Animal Sanctuary

Animals  (tags: animals, ocelots, AnimalWelfare, sanctuary, environment, killed, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

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The valley's dwindling population recently suffered a crucial loss in the wildcat's most important sanctuary.

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Teri Johnson (21)
Monday October 26, 2009, 4:54 pm
Very sad

Fiona O (565)
Monday October 26, 2009, 5:40 pm
This kind of thing should never happen. What dreadful news.

NoEmailsPls W (95)
Monday October 26, 2009, 5:56 pm
You'd have thought with them saying roadkills are the number one killer at this sanctuary that more would be done to create tunnels under the roads and other safety measures which would mean the cats have alternative ways of crossing. It's very sad news. Noted. C x

JennyLynn W (246)
Monday October 26, 2009, 6:38 pm
We can do a lot better than this and we must. This is unacceptable. It's time to start firing people and taking their pensions over this stuff because that's the only way we're going to get people to do good work and be successful in protection and preservation. We must make the stakes higher or no one will believe that any of this matters.

chris b (2474)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 1:09 am
Seems a bit wierd having roads travers a supposed sanctuary anyway! People being peopl drive like idiots ansd even the most careful of us can be taken unawares by a critter flying out of the bush! Certainly seems some modification of this habitat needs to be done. What next they ask hunters to move in and kill everything to save them the bother of loooking after anything! It is so sad to see this incompetence kiling animals which apparently they had not even logged!

MmAway M (505)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 2:44 am
I would really like to know what are roads doing in that area in the first place?

This is not a safe place for animals with cars driving around unless it is to check up on the animals, and then the moron should of stopped in case it was still living and not left it to die alone.

GEEEEE I slam on the friggen brakes for a bird that flys low...if there were speed bumps there, why not at least have up a type of fence - of what I would rather have them do in places like this and in Flordia where the Panthers get killed all the times on roads is build a bridge...

There is so much $$$ put into roads, why doesn't this take place where it is most needed in the "Safe places" for these animals.

Make them safe, not road kill.

Noted with sorrow!

Kathleen Irwin (28)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 3:27 am
Noted with sadness. Thank you.

Mark Watson (11)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 12:15 pm
Well, they need to do what they did in New Mexico. They shut down all roads into the bighorn sheep sanctuary, and they guard it. No vehicles and no dogs allowed.

mary f (202)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 1:34 pm
very bad news

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 1:45 pm
Roads in that sanctuary?! I worry that this is another one of those pseudo-sanctuaries that only is in it for $$$. If it is possible, I think that they need to move these animals to a better place!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 2:39 pm
You know what?! I thought that they were talking about a sanctuary for CAPTIVE wildlife! I didn't read the entire article! I am so sorry for the last statement...

Now that I am reading the entire article, I realize that they are referring to a wildlife refuge. It is proven that roads are very dangerous in those settings, not only in that roads tend to isolate populations in wildlife and thus create loss of genetic diversity, but also cause roadkill as this and, in some settings, poachers to move in and take various animals. I hope that this road is closed off.

Brooke Boroughs (24)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 3:42 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 5:29 pm
No matter how far you take an furbaby away from so called civilization, one of the earth's most dangerous species (man) will find him and do him in.

Roseann d (178)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 5:59 pm
It would probably be a good idea to get those little enclosed motorized vehiclesin the park that go no more than 15 MPH, if people can't abide by the rules. How can it really be considered a sanctuary if animals risk being killed?

Susan D (116)
Tuesday October 27, 2009, 6:11 pm
Noted with great sadness.
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