Letters: Doing what comes naturally

Cougars are being forced from their habitat and do what is natural

This article written below is full off cr*p. A cougar doing what is natural to it, staying alive by eating animals not people. It’s the cougar’s land, it was here first. But us people bring slow good eating farm animals over and plop them down in front of the wild cougars and expect them not to be touched, how stupid are these people? Sure, a big cat will take a bigger and slower animal, who wouldn’t, we all would. The press is going on about the killing spree, like it’s killing people. Its doing what is natural, it’s called eating. It’s not killing people, so end result another big cat dead because us people like to play GOD.

The article: A call on Wednesday morning about a dead alpaca led Pauwels to a West Saanich Farm, where he came face-to-face with the big cat. Pauwels, confident that it is the cougar responsible for the killing spree, shot it dead.

For those farmers living in the area and worrying about their farm animals, the news came as a relief. But Pauwels said he would have preferred not to kill the animal.

“I hate having to do that,” he said. “In this case with a cougar that’s killed that much livestock I don’t have any other option. I’m not allowed to relocate a cougar that’s done that, it’s not something I can even consider doing.)

”With files from CTV British Columbia’s Penny Daflos

Brian Rundle

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