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Counties Primed to Take Cougar Hunting to Voters

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 1877 days ago -
County commissioners across Eastern Oregon say they will consider opting out of a statewide ban on using hound dogs to hunt cougars if that's what voters want.

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Kit B (276)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 6:30 am

There is something defective in the brain that enjoys this as sport.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 9:25 am
In a democracy the majority vote rules and the people have a right to vote. Not that I would be happy with a decsion like this.....

Elke H (97)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 10:22 am
That's right, lets get rid of all the predators. Mother Nature has no clue what she is doing.

. (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:28 am
What is there to consider? Continue an idiotic allowance, or end it through legislation.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:33 am
The morons that hunt don't understand that they too are being hunted, but not by human!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:33 pm
A cougar is such a beautiful animal. How can one even think of killing them.

Connie O (44)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 5:30 pm
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sharon stringer (10)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:40 pm
When is this endless killing ever gonna stop??? First Wolves,then Coyotes,Bears,Lions,Tigers and now the regal Cougar.What is man going to do when they have killed off all the most beautiful and amazing creatures that have the sad misfortune to share this planet with us???Too late then they will be gone FOREVER. This is appalling.

Pam Parsons (25)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 9:06 pm
I am firmly opposed to hunting the cats.

Christeen A (371)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:01 am
Please no more. Thank you.

Carmen Elisa Bonilla-Jones (1)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:01 am
This is ridiculus! Man destroyes the habitat, then the animals. Will we ever learn that all these animals we keep destroying were here first? We are the interlopers not them!

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:18 am
Noted, thanks.

Dianne D (490)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:52 am
So what happens when all the cougars are gone. I hope some organizations educate these people before they vote. I hope that the people vote overwhelmingly to save the cougars. The psychological profile of serial killers is consistent with the characteristic traits of hunters . . . . why promote this type of behavior? There is already so much violence in this world.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:01 pm
What a pathetic idea. Cougars are so beautiful. Hunting them is despicable.

Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:58 pm
Noted. Don't like this idea at all. Thanks Cher

Kathryn Niell (112)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:13 pm
It sounds as if a lot of consideration of both sides of the issue is taking place, but whether it's wolves or wildcats, rancher's interests always seem to take precedence. In addition, using a pack of hounds against a wildcat is tremendously brutal.

johnnie W (23)
Monday May 6, 2013, 8:45 am
Hunters are our biggest serial killers
and they are killing out our wildlife they need to have a season on them

Janis B (7)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 12:01 pm
The USA has the temerity to criticise the Asian nations for their treatment of elephants, rhinos and tigers, yet the American nation any different. We eat too much meat anyway so why support these damn ranchers.

Dijana D (2)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:06 pm
i have no words for this....

Carol H (229)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 8:56 am
sadly noted
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