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Killer Cougar Plagues Vancouver Area

Animals  (tags: animals, cougar, puma, mountain lion, big cats, wildanimals, wildlife, environment, killing, AnimalWelfare )

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Police and wildlife officials east of Vancouver, British Columbia, say they are searching for a cougar that has killed seven farm animals in the past 10 day. The most recent attack was Sunday when a horse was killed on a farm in Maple Ridge

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Marti Williams (170)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 12:01 pm
Thanks Yrna...i hope they don't kill it...

Satel s. (0)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 12:15 pm
That's what happens when wild animails don't have a place to call their own.

Cindy C. (125)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 2:28 pm

Ingrid A. (532)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 8:59 pm
Thank you Yrna.

Michael Carney (218)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 9:28 pm
I guess the law there, are itching to kill this thing, who is just trying to survive...

Vladimir Buchband (50)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 9:34 pm
Sloughter houses kill hundreds million innocent animals.

Kim O. (395)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 9:36 pm
Take away the cat's habitat and this is just going to keep happening!! I hope they just tranquilize and relocate the poor beast! It's just trying to survive. I live across the water from Vancouver and the news said it was a miniature horse. The story makes it sound like the cat's attacking huge livestock. Not so! They only go after what they can eat. Sure they're tough enough to bring down a moose but I've never heard of it happening. Especially a lone cougar. Thanks Yrna!!

Donn M. (56)
Tuesday January 25, 2011, 9:59 pm
I imagine the cat has plenty of habitat, but he's found some easy pickings and it could be he'll move along on his own, but he probably needs to be removed, preferably relocated a long ways away.

Eva O. (60)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 12:54 am
I hope they won't kill the cougar. And I wonder whether this is due to the cougar's habitat disappearing or whether he simply found some 'easy prey'.

Bette M. (91)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 2:34 pm
The cougar is only called a killer because humans are
where they sould not be........In the cougars domain!!!

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011.........

Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 2:38 pm
I hope they don't kill it!!

Melody Aragorn (135)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 3:41 pm
Great this is exactly how it felt when man first robbed it of its land!! it needs food, water and a place to stay.. give it that... it wont eat anyone.. Show it the wa back home..yes and keep man out of its area no wild would ever come house hunting!

Susan S. (187)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 6:59 pm
Cougars rarely go near human populations. This cougar could be starving and that is why he is taking risks at getting so close to people.

Bette M. (91)
Wednesday January 26, 2011, 7:07 pm
Susan S......I agree.
Animals have more sense too. It is man
who brazenly stalk & kill anything that doesn't
have two feet. But, then again two footed animals
can be great targets too for other reasons......Like murder.

What good are we as a species? We seem to be here
simply to satisfy our own sense of pleasurable greed
and control everything or anything for our own power.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life in 2011..........

Donn M. (56)
Thursday January 27, 2011, 5:28 pm
I don't think it's all that unusual for cougars to go near human populations, Susan. I lived in an area of town where cougar sightings were fairly frequent. In fact one of them camped out behind our house for awhile and ate lots of kitties, one of ours included. It was pretty gruesome when I found where it ate the cats. I was not at all fond of that cougar, it had a lot of habitat and deer it could have been eating, but it found a lot of easy kitty snacks, thanks in large part to our neighbor and the dozens of cats she fed.
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