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Nebraska Senator Louden claims to have seen half a dozen mountain lions on his property & is now introducing a bill that would make it easier for residents to kill lions. There has never been an attack on a person or domestic animal in Nebraska. ACT NOW!

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Michelle S (462)
Wednesday January 25, 2012, 7:24 pm
I've been a member of The Mountain Lion Foundation for well over two decades.

Please visit their web site, make a much valued donation, and become involved with the preservation and protection of these magical beings.

They are under serious threat in California, Nebraska, the Dakotas and other states who want to see this important predator eradicated due to hunting interests and ignorant hysteria.

As I type, a Mountain Lion kitten orphaned by the killing of its mother and two siblings.....all over the fact that the mother killed a deer, dragged it into the brush and rightfully attempted to feed it to her family close to a human wandering through the streets of a California town and starving to death. A certain target for the fate its mother and fellow cubs suffered. All due to ignorance and hysteria. Absolutely mind numbing.

You can help turn the tide against the hysteria that is causing the killing of these beautiful cats. Read the stories provided at this link and become a member. Take action against the Senator in Nebraska who wants to demonize and kill off the twenty...TWENTY!....remaining mountain lions in NEBRASKA.

Join me in advocating for the protection of these magnificent big cats.

TY. Michelle >^..^<

Danuta W (1248)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 4:38 am

Michelle S (462)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 6:43 pm

Senator Louden:

The global animal welfare community is shocked at your move to kill the only twenty remaining mountain lions in your state without legitimate basis or scientific cause.

Last month, one of Nebraska's rare mountain lions had to be euthanized after sustaining severe injuries from being caught in a steel-jawed leg hold trap. She was one of only a handful of female lions believed to live in the state. In a
population of just twenty cats, breeding-aged females play a crucial role. Residents saw this loss as a huge setback in the species' recovery, with many wanting a statewide ban on the traps and an increase in protection laws for mountain lions. State Senator LeRoy Louden, however, has continued his push to kill off the cats.

In 2010, you, introduced a bill to reclassify mountain lions as "predators" on the same list as opossums, coyotes, and skunks, among other "unwanted animals" and to allow ranchers to freely kill mountain lions on their property without needing permits or having to contact the game agency first. It passed. Now, you are taking it one step further with Legislative Bill 928.

I am utterly appalled that if passed, LB 928 would allow the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission to open an annual trophy hunting season on mountain lions.

May I remind you sir, that there are only TWENTY LIONS in question! May I also remind you that Mountain Lions do not attack or threaten humans unless they themselves
are under attack or their cubs are in danger. Your so-called "hunters" and "sportsmen" pose a greater threat than they do, by far. Thus far, not a single human has ever been harmed
by a mountain lion in your state yet you are moving to openly call for their eradication based on what? HYSTERIA and BLOOD LUST.

The public and even some Game & Parks employees are shaking their heads, saying it's far too soon to think about allowing the public to kill the cats for sport. There are only twenty lions after all, and less than 5% of Nebraska residents are hunters--with just a fraction of those interested in hunting a big game species. There is a massive pile of actual important issues you should be focusing on such as job creation which, along with child welfare reform, are stated on your website as being the "top priorities in this year's session."

Instead, you are trying to push a bill that would promote the extermination of a species--one that should currently be listed as state-endangered.

You are not only wasting time and resources, sir, with your mountain lion trophy hunt scheme.

You are showing a blatant disregard for the views of the people you were elected to represent.

Not only your own state citizens but citizens across America and around the world demand that you put a halt to your plans to wipe out these big cats and remove the bill.

Michelle M. Sibinovic
California, USA

Penelope Ryan (178)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 7:27 pm
Thank you Michelle for all your hard work for our animals!!!! Our wild cats are in danger and most don't seem to care. i have no answer for the apathy. It is like the mustangs, when they gone, the uncaring will say they didn't know.

Michela M (3964)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 7:27 pm

Lydia S (155)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 7:28 pm
Thanks, Going to site.

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 7:29 pm
noted with thanks for all you do for the big cats!!! action to be taken!

Anne Settanni (152)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 7:36 pm
thanks,noted and will check out site

naomi cohen (55)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 7:58 pm
michelle, your letter is excellent. thank you for your resilience. we must stick together and save our mountain lions, not to mention ALL the big cats.

Catherine Turley (192)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 8:18 pm
i live in the hills of southern california and we have mountain lions in our backyard. i never tell anyone when i see a mountain lion, bobcat or coyote for fear of inciting hysteria. people are so irrational.

Ingrid A (524)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 8:36 pm
Yes thank you Michelle for all you do for the animals.

Jerry B (128)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 9:00 pm
Noted thanks for sending Michelle!

penny C (85)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 9:42 pm
Noted thanks Michelle.

Patricia E G (54)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 10:03 pm
Noted Michelle

Sent E-mail to Senator Louden of Nebraska Re: Bill # 928
Sure Hope He Got It !!
Thank you Michelle
For the Mountain Lions

. (1)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 10:14 pm
Noted. Thank you Michelle.

Kim O (396)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 10:54 pm
Thanks Michelle!! This is a great site!! I'm keeping it!!

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 11:04 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 26, 2012, 11:22 pm

Michael Carney (217)
Friday January 27, 2012, 12:49 am
Noted, and sent e-mail

W. C (7)
Friday January 27, 2012, 12:51 am
Thank you.

Carol C (97)
Friday January 27, 2012, 1:45 am
Noted. Thank you.

P A (117)
Friday January 27, 2012, 2:12 am
Is it just today - but I tried contacting The Mountain Lion site three times and three times got precisely nowhere - most odd. Going to send emails to the gov'r in a bit - thanks Michelle.

Jane Parker (70)
Friday January 27, 2012, 2:27 am
Noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 27, 2012, 2:55 am
Life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Past Member (0)
Friday January 27, 2012, 3:20 am
My prayer for all the orphaned kittens, abused, tortured, exploited and murdered Mountain lions

Compassion is the source of happiness in life….Without loving kindness and compassion, there is no peace or happiness in the family, the society, the country, or the world. 'With the Medicine Buddha mantra you can liberate numberless sentient beings from oceans of suffering and bring them to enlightenment.' - Lama Zopa. Tayata Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha BeKanze Radza Samudgate Soha
- Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Dawn Harvey (23)
Friday January 27, 2012, 3:31 am

Shirley S (187)
Friday January 27, 2012, 3:46 am

Nicole W (646)
Friday January 27, 2012, 4:21 am
email sent, thank you Michelle!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 27, 2012, 4:36 am
TY Michelle
email sent

. (0)
Friday January 27, 2012, 4:58 am
The Nebraska link did not open for me, so I took the liberty of posting your letter, Michelle, on the facebook page under my son's name, since he kindly lets me use his password for commenting!

Lisa Neste (206)
Friday January 27, 2012, 4:59 am
Noted & action to be taken, thanks Michelle for posting!

Lindsey W (234)
Friday January 27, 2012, 7:08 am
Action taken, thank you Michelle.

Sandi C (99)
Friday January 27, 2012, 7:59 am

Past Member (0)
Friday January 27, 2012, 8:09 am

Danny M (83)
Friday January 27, 2012, 8:18 am
Noted, thank you Michelle!

Kenneth L (314)
Friday January 27, 2012, 8:29 am
Very neat website and organization Michelle! Never heard of it before. Tons of info on it. Jeez, there's so few mtn. lions in the U.S. they should be completely protected.
I hate hunters and trappers. Let someone hunt and trap their pet dogs.

Maryann Birdsall (20)
Friday January 27, 2012, 8:31 am
Now they will allow Big Cat Trophy hunting in the states? We have enough countries doing that already arghhh

Kenneth L (314)
Friday January 27, 2012, 8:31 am
(I meant the last figuratively not literally, so as to make a point to them...)

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Friday January 27, 2012, 8:57 am
Shared on Facebook.

Ruth C (87)
Friday January 27, 2012, 9:04 am
The biggest enemy that the world has is humans!!

Gary C (5)
Friday January 27, 2012, 10:00 am
Noted , Thankyou....

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday January 27, 2012, 10:40 am

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday January 27, 2012, 11:03 am
signed noted

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday January 27, 2012, 11:13 am
Noted, thank you!

Constance F (418)
Friday January 27, 2012, 12:03 pm
Thank you for the letter - revised and sent! Thank you for the site.

Michael D. (0)
Friday January 27, 2012, 12:36 pm
Interesting. In a state where lions are still very. very rare, Senator Louden has seen at least twenty on his property alone. Park rangers, forest rangers, wildlife biologists, conservation officers and hunting guides who live and work in areas where lion numbers are high are lucky to see one or two in their lifetime that wasn't treed first by dogs or caught in a live trap. The Senator has really good luck and really sharp eyes.

Carolyn S (151)
Friday January 27, 2012, 12:53 pm
Noted, thank you!

Svetlana B (20)
Friday January 27, 2012, 1:12 pm

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Friday January 27, 2012, 1:39 pm
Highly Noted. Thank you Michelle for the post.

Macy K (32)
Friday January 27, 2012, 1:44 pm
Noted! I love mountain lions.

David C (133)
Friday January 27, 2012, 1:51 pm
If mountain lions are too near someone's property it may be because someone's property is invading the mountain lion homes....Mr. Senator must be something special to have seen so many of these amazing animals that like to avoid people and stay safe.....wonder if he is doing something to try and attract them?!

Kay M (347)
Friday January 27, 2012, 2:21 pm

Kathy A (1)
Friday January 27, 2012, 3:51 pm

Beth M (138)
Friday January 27, 2012, 4:24 pm
Are there any petitions for those outside of those states?

michelle t (41)
Friday January 27, 2012, 4:32 pm
Noted.Unable to access link. Will not work.Is there an email address??

Eternal Gardener (745)
Friday January 27, 2012, 5:00 pm
Tried since yesterday evening to open the senators list of Nebraska, to no avail, it isn't responding.... I REALLY WANT TO LET THE MAN KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT OKAY!!!!

Michelle S (462)
Friday January 27, 2012, 5:34 pm
Kye and Eternal:

Gosh, so sorry that you are having trouble opening the links. Trust me....I know how maddening and frustrating that is! All my stars to you!

Here is the contact info for Senator Louden and Speaker Flood. Copy and paste their email address into your email addressee field and you are off and running! Go get 'em! Michelle >^..^<

Sen. LeRoy Louden
District 49
Room #1016
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2725

Sen. Mike Flood
District 19
Room #2103
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2929


Dany Strakova (123)
Friday January 27, 2012, 9:25 pm
blessing you dear Michelle, u are an angel for the animals!!! thanks for all u do!

Dany Strakova (123)
Friday January 27, 2012, 9:29 pm
not signed! i meant , that i sent the mail to that idiotic senator !

Patricia Cannell (852)
Friday January 27, 2012, 9:30 pm
thank you for the information! Noted.

Holly Lawrence (430)
Friday January 27, 2012, 11:09 pm
This Senator is a total ass! Does he want to shoot the idiot friends who visit him who feel the same way?? No! He ust wants to shoot those who disagree with him or animals who are not unarmed! - just a free reign for murder this is!

michelle t (41)
Friday January 27, 2012, 11:47 pm
Thanks Miichelle.Emails sent as per the 2 email addresses that you listed.This Senator is a moron and his employment needs to be terminated.Actually it would be excellent to hear that he has been terminated.That would make my day as he is a looser animal abusing jerk.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 27, 2012, 11:51 pm
Noted,, thanks!

Julia R (296)
Saturday January 28, 2012, 2:01 am
Noted, Signed, & Shared! How sad that these animals are now being persecuted! Mountain lions usually are reclusive and stay away from people. This Senator sounds like he's just looking for an excuse to pass a law to make it easier for trophy hunters to shoot them! There cannot be that many of these animals left. And if these trophy hunters have their own way and senators who could care less about our wildlife keep getting elected this great cat could become extinct! It is disgusting and shameful that many of our Senators are becoming nothing but the puppets of hunters, and the NRA!

Carolina Amnell (74)
Saturday January 28, 2012, 2:49 am
Emails sent. Unbelievable. Humanity is going backwards seriously.

Dragan Dan (19)
Saturday January 28, 2012, 3:18 am
Noted, thank you!

Stelizan L (258)
Saturday January 28, 2012, 3:53 am
"Senator Louden claims to have seen half a dozen mountain lions on his property" - he would be so lucky, HELL NO - hasn't got sharp eyes either, maybe just some 'hunter/shooting hunger friends' he owes a favour or two?? He sounds like a 'puppet', for sure!

Elsie Au (259)
Saturday January 28, 2012, 4:17 am
Done. Thanks.

Saturday January 28, 2012, 7:00 am
Done Thanks

Jane Parker (70)
Saturday January 28, 2012, 7:47 am

Rose K. (0)
Saturday January 28, 2012, 8:40 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 28, 2012, 2:26 pm
noted,thank you, michelle,xxx

brittany h (16)
Saturday January 28, 2012, 5:11 pm
Thank you!

alicia m (97)
Sunday January 29, 2012, 3:03 am
noted, gracias

Dragan Dan (19)
Sunday January 29, 2012, 3:49 am

Evelyn B (79)
Sunday January 29, 2012, 11:47 pm
Noted Tks Michelle.... E-Mail sent, wonder if he's got the balls to even open it..LOL.

Frank Pickens (126)
Tuesday January 31, 2012, 1:13 am
I will call this idiots office today and share my thoughts with this puke.

Darlene W (303)
Wednesday February 1, 2012, 8:47 am
If we're lucky they will haunt him in his dreams-must be he is afraid of them and does not have the knowledge of Mother Earth. By the way Frank P.--puke is much too nice a word for one who thinks he is a man. Blessings to all Mother Earth's inhabitants who actually care for her.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 5, 2012, 5:04 am

Valerie Disle (66)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 9:05 am
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