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Re: HSUS Releases "Humane" Ratings for States
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I'm a big believer in trapping and releasing mountain lions. Only I think they should be released in suburban Denver or L.A. I've heard the same frustrations vented by Californians who were afraid to let their kids outside because of lions in the area. But they can't do anything about it because urban environmentalists that don't have to live with the lions dictate policy to the people who do.

I lived on the north edge of Santa Monica for about a year once and knew people who lived in the canyons and in the hills not too far away from where I was. Cougars, coyotes, rats were a real problem for those home owners. But that's what exists in the hills and semi-rural areas around L.A. Actually it exists in all rural areas of the world. And don't even get me started on the Boulder types angry

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That's true, but we didn't spend eons clawing our way to the top of the food chain to roll over and let mountain lions eat us. Any human being in the history of humanity until the last 40 years or so would've killed a mountain lion that threatened his home and children. If the lions get a pass for doing what comes naturally to them, why don't we? The lions can live all they want -- as long as they view people as a threat instead of prey.

That's one thing I like about Alaska. If a grizzly shows up and starts raiding homes in a village, people grab guns and kill it. The idea is that human life and property take priority over the bear's, and if a bear has lost its fear of humans it's a threat to everybody.

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Some people here could use a lesson from the Alaskans. In Boulder they grab video cameras or iPhones and tremble from their hiding place while shooting video the beast for the news. What they need to do is be reaching for a rifle to shoot the beast. That's what my in-laws in Oregon do. They live in a rural area out in the country. They've killed a couple cougars in the last 5 years, and so have all their nearest neighbors.

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