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Update : Utah Officers Have Persons of Interest in Cougar's Stoning Death

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

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Thanks to tips from the public, Utah wildlife officers now have several persons of interest in the apparent stoning death of a young mountain lion near Payson.

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. (0)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 12:43 pm
This is the first I heard about this particular piece of disgust.

Solitary Eagle (324)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 12:53 pm
I hope they rot in jail for this.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 1:02 pm
Hunting these beautiful cats shouldn't even be legal in the 1st place. I really hope the sub-humans spend time in jail--once found.

Annie Cowling (116)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 1:05 pm
these so called human beings make me sick, there is no need for all the cruelty ,and abuse that goes on in this world.

Barbara K (60)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 1:40 pm
They were in a hunting area? There should be no hunting for these magnificent animals. No wonder the kids think it is okay to stone them, they are not taught to let them live. Stop the hunting and I hope that these teens get some jail time. What a horrendous thing to do to an animal.

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 1:52 pm
The poachers, according to Bagley, could be charged with wanton destruction of wildlife. The area is an active limited-entry cougar hunting unit, but a permit is required and stoning an animal to death is illegal.

Wanton destruction of wildlife is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Restitution to the state is also usually assessed. Not enough jail time!!! Thanks Cher.

Mary T (357)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 1:59 pm
OMG, hope these monsters get long prison time for killing the beautiful cat

Ljiljana Milic (116)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 2:03 pm
Agree with all comments with :'(

Mary Jane R (35)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 2:10 pm
The cougar was treated as if he had committed the most horrendous crime ever and the people decided to bring justice with their own hands... everything so wrong, so wrong... :'( Now I ask: what would happen if the cougar population decided to take revenge?

Connie O (44)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 4:07 pm
What is wrong with people. I do hope they spend some time in jail along with a hefty fine.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 4:14 pm
They should be stoned for this crime!

Cher C (1430)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 4:21 pm

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DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 4:41 pm
Glad to see that they are apprehended, sad that this lovely young cougar met with a horrible death. I am not sure how they managed to sneak up on the young cougar, that is not an easy thing to do.

The big cat may have been injured, that seems to be the only way a person can get close to one in the wild and they did a terrible thing by stoning this young cougar to death. If the cougar had been somehow badly injured in the wild, they could have contacted conservation authorities to assist an injured animal and if the cougar could not be saved, a vet could have put the animal to sleep in a humane fashion. I don't know the circumstances that lead to this terrible crime, but the teens must face the fullest extent of the law and pay a price for their nefarious acts.

The article mentioned that the authorities have several 'persons of interest' lined up, so hopefully these are the ones involved and they can be dealt with severely.

Evelyn B (79)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 6:05 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher....When they have the right ones, these low-lives should be stoned...

pam w (139)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 7:01 pm
I hope they're the ones who did this!

. (0)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 10:41 pm
𝖓𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖉. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖗!

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Monday February 24, 2014, 12:25 am
Let them rot in jail forever!

Past Member (0)
Monday February 24, 2014, 12:29 am
Omg - how awful! I hope if they have the right people in custody, that they pay for this horrific crime.

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Monday February 24, 2014, 4:21 am

Waltraud U (84)
Monday February 24, 2014, 6:23 am
? what kind of parents are on the work ?

Sandi C (98)
Monday February 24, 2014, 8:24 am
Maybe they should do like in the old days and stone them! Just a though

Past Member (0)
Monday February 24, 2014, 9:08 am
Kittos = Kiitos

Sara P (57)
Monday February 24, 2014, 10:34 am
Rot in jail forever???? And if someone accidentally breaks his legs and one arm and the head.......
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