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Four Mountain Lions Taken in S.D. Black Hills So Far

Animals  (tags: Mountain Lions, killed, hunting season, AnimalCruelty )

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- Black Hills hunters have taken four mountain lions in the first days of the new hunting season.

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Simone Duffin (1462)
Sunday January 3, 2010, 7:48 pm
Killing, killing killing. It never seems to stop.

Kekuhoumana K (49)
Sunday January 3, 2010, 7:49 pm
Why do Mountain Lions need to be shot for sport? I thought South Dakota was one of the States less populated, so aren't the Lions' range not as competitive? Can't they be relocated?

Deborah O (98)
Sunday January 3, 2010, 8:33 pm
Sport? It would only be sport if the mountain lions had high powered rifles and high tech gear--or if the hunters were only using what the mountain lion uses when it hunts--senses, instinct, claws and teeth. Sport? Don't make me laugh. And don't even get me started on what passes for sport, please.

. (0)
Sunday January 3, 2010, 8:40 pm
They're such beautiful creatures. I hate to hear of any of them being killed.

Roseann d (178)
Sunday January 3, 2010, 10:49 pm
Stupid, stupid, stupid! It never ends!

Janine B (95)
Sunday January 3, 2010, 11:51 pm
Such beautiful animals. People are selfish they want the land for themselves.

Sherry E (168)
Monday January 4, 2010, 12:26 am
So so sad. Thank you Terry.

Ester Hellen (228)
Monday January 4, 2010, 1:16 am
yesterday there were 27 wolves in Sweden that they killed and now these beautiful animals,a sad start in 2010.

mary f (202)
Monday January 4, 2010, 2:57 am
what a sad start to the year

Gillian M (218)
Monday January 4, 2010, 3:35 am
Why can't there be an open season on hunters?

Simone Duffin (1462)
Monday January 4, 2010, 3:36 am
Because there would be too many of us wanting to join Gillian.

Mary Dee (0)
Monday January 4, 2010, 4:55 am
here we go again, the sensless killing of such magestic animals, why carnt they leave god`s creatures alone, it really breaks my heart, ...thank you Terry..noted

Christina H (10)
Monday January 4, 2010, 8:39 am
how can we allow this to go on!!!!!!????? i cannot understand the senseless killing of animals!!! humans destroy everthing

T B (6)
Monday January 4, 2010, 8:52 am
At least the new 2010 maximum kill stipulation is a tiny step in the right direction.

Teresa W (782)
Monday January 4, 2010, 9:22 am
Very sad.

Rhea P (103)
Monday January 4, 2010, 10:16 am
Very sad... the intentional killing of any animal just sickens me!!! How this can be considered a sport is beyond me!!! I'm not into retaliation but, I would like to see those hunters left in the wild without their beloved rifles and have them see how it feels to be hunted down! Thanks for the post! Peace.

Lynn M (192)
Monday January 4, 2010, 11:34 am
What kind of person feels a sense of jubilation taking the life of these beautiful creatures? Human kind is on a fast downward slope to being damnned. Truly sad- story noted.

Katz R (54)
Monday January 4, 2010, 12:27 pm
how disgusting the was here are pigs

Katz R (54)
Monday January 4, 2010, 12:30 pm
I do agree with Gillian on his remark

Glenda J (158)
Monday January 4, 2010, 12:31 pm
Everything in Life is for a reason, we must keep our vision focused on the big picture here..there is so much darkness in the World today we can only work together with positive thoughts of getting this situation to work outside our jurisdiction.

. (1)
Monday January 4, 2010, 12:51 pm
I also agree with Gillian

Anna K (58)
Monday January 4, 2010, 12:57 pm
I agree with Gillian too - at least it would be a fair game then.

kathryn c (628)
Monday January 4, 2010, 1:07 pm
I have decided to give all the animals guns -perhaps the hunter will feel the peril of being hunted.

Dmitry Bershadsky (12)
Monday January 4, 2010, 1:59 pm

Lynn Christy (65)
Monday January 4, 2010, 2:15 pm
this is a sickening way to start 2010 isn't it?...

Paola Ghidotti (2097)
Monday January 4, 2010, 2:16 pm

Rachel H (9)
Monday January 4, 2010, 3:06 pm
Unless you are hunting the animal for food, I see no sense in killing it. What happens to the bodies of these beautiful animals after they are killed? I am sure they are not used to provide food for anyone. Makes me sick.

catherine g (120)
Monday January 4, 2010, 3:17 pm
south dakota is such a beautiful state, but i can tell you from living there and in wyoming that these states' position on animals is radically different from humane. they love to hunt and many don't even see anything wrong with using dogs, gps and four-wheelers in pursuit of their "game" ~

i have seen hunters do terrible things there, including "posing" their kills on the backs of their pickups. i can't live with it ~

now these wild creatures have gone from noble living cats to somebody's interior decoration. i want to vomit. excuse me, i think i am ~

Maria Gonzalez (299)
Monday January 4, 2010, 4:51 pm

Debra L (34)
Monday January 4, 2010, 7:42 pm
These animals are our brother's and sisters. I don't understand why they need to kill them at all? Why can't we live with them and save some habitat from them to live peacefully in the world today. This is uncalled for, if you as me, I wish things were different. This isn't sport it's killing at it's best, their's no reason to kill a moutain lion, your not going to eat it are you???

James C (43)
Monday January 4, 2010, 8:33 pm
First, I'd like to say that I'm not defending the hunters, but -

The area where the mountain lions can roam without impacting humans is small. By "impacting humans" I mean attacking young children and possibly killing them and eating them.


greenplanet e (155)
Monday January 4, 2010, 9:12 pm
What a waste. Humans have invaded mountain lion territory.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 4, 2010, 9:49 pm
There is really a "no win" situation at the present. As humans invade their areas then they are forced to act according to their nature- which includes attacks on humans. Somehow, someway there must be a way in which all species- human and animals can coexist. Or at least that is my Prayer.

Vinnie m (334)
Monday January 4, 2010, 9:54 pm
I'm with Gillian too. What MORONS!!!!! WE should ALL go Hunting for them.!!! Oh no!!! Will the FBI "red-flag" me for that? LOL- But,Seriously HUGELY SAD..

Past Member (0)
Monday January 4, 2010, 10:18 pm
Happy New Year!!!! What a great start for 2010! This is just one of the reason I KILL mountain lions,

So why dont you all go have a big glass of STFU!!!! tards...


Past Member (0)
Monday January 4, 2010, 10:21 pm
blah blah blah...

Kirsty Robson (3)
Monday January 4, 2010, 10:48 pm

David B (34)
Monday January 4, 2010, 11:24 pm
so,we steal there land,kill there foodand when they do retalliate we slaughter the kid anymore than scared? no ! i'm sure bob is upset that the dog didn't get it cause he never mentioned him .kill away bob,just makes you another red necked slaughter freak!and as for eating beef,why would i support an industry that is ripping off the american public,by feeding there cows on public land and giving nothing back to the taxpayer? i really hope someday you come face to face with one of the cats , you so obviously hate and your gun jams .now that would be a sight to see!! lol !thanks Terry.

David B (34)
Monday January 4, 2010, 11:31 pm
if you can't look after your kids better than that you don't deserve to have kids !!

Simone Duffin (1462)
Monday January 4, 2010, 11:43 pm
Thank you dear David!

Susan A (14)
Tuesday January 5, 2010, 3:14 am
Why do people feel they need to write such nasty things? Isn't Care2 about caring? If you don't care then bugger off somewhere else! I am damned if I know why they bother...

For the rest of you, I am so very sad that the lions were killed. High powered rifles against a cat is not sport. WIsh they had shot them with cameras....

Nan B (62)
Tuesday January 5, 2010, 3:21 am
Bob A. What is your statements suppose to mean?
Mountain Lions didn't take our wilderness we took theirs!!!!! I think it is wonderful that the family furry friend saved the boy, but just as he was saved is as much as our animals on this planet deserve to live also.
People can be very misleading at times but with an animal you know where you stand right off the bat!!!!
Thanks Terry

Tanwi S (26)
Tuesday January 5, 2010, 3:37 am
Triestig het stopt echt niet.
Ze zouden het jagen Moeten afschaffen

Simone Duffin (1462)
Tuesday January 5, 2010, 11:02 am
Bob is simply a coward, and a idotic one at that. Place your misguided anger elsewhere and like Sue said, bugger off scum.

Margaret Esposito (92)
Tuesday January 5, 2010, 10:41 pm
Too bad mt. lions don't like troll meat. Thanks Simone!!

Wednesday January 6, 2010, 2:45 am
Noted. When Earth was made, someone made a BIG mistake when humans were done. Well useless shooters anyway. Oh and that 'passed member, so your bored are you, want something to do? Go fly a kite. There you go. Thanks Terry.
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