California wildlife official in hot water over mountain lion hunt February 18, 2012

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California wildlife official in hot water over mountain lion huntFebruary 18, 2012 San Jose Mercury News, By Paul Rogers 

... a photo showing the president of California's FIsh and Game Commission posing with a mountain lion he shot in Idaho.... Environmental and animal welfare groups that wrote and passed the ballot measure in 1990 banning lion hunting argued that the practice is cruel and unnecessary, because unlike with deer, turkeys and other game, hunters do not eat lions.... it upsets the balance of predators and prey. Hunting groups attempted to overturn the measure in 1996 ...



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