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September 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
A federal judge Friday temporarily barred the government from allowing sport hunting of grizzly bears in northwestern Montana. U.S. District Judge Michael Boudin's ruling came days before Tuesday's scheduled start of the fall hunting season for the bears, which are designated a threatened species. Ruling in a case brought by the Fund for Animals, Boudin said the U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2009 | Jack Leonard
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NEWS
June 2, 1995 | From Associated Press
A bill that could lead to the renewed sport hunting of mountain lions passed the state Senate on Thursday after supporters claimed the big cats were threatening public safety. "This legislation tries to restore some common sense to a serious public safety situation," Sen. Tim Leslie (R-Carnelian Bay) said before the Senate voted 26 to 9 to send his proposal to the Assembly.
WORLD
September 16, 2004 | John Daniszewski, Times Staff Writer
Five protesters angry about plans to ban fox hunting managed to get onto the floor in Britain's House of Commons and accosted members before being dragged off by ushers dressed in traditional long-tailed coats and buckled shoes. Despite the intrusion, apparently the first such incident in more than three centuries, Parliament outlawed hunting with dogs by a 356-166 vote.
OPINION
February 12, 2003
Re "Agents in Poaching Sting Describe Hunt," Feb. 10: Someone's going to have to define "sport" for me. I'm at a total loss to understand when grown men find it sporting to have dogs tree a bear, then kill it with a gun. Maybe one day when I look up "sport" hunting, my dictionary will say "see animal cruelty." Nora Barsuk Glendale
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1996
Proposition 197, although billed as a tool to manage the state's mountain lion population, would open the door to sport killing of the animal, giving hunters a chance to nail a cougar skin to the wall. Passage would be a mistake. A no vote is warranted. Six years ago, California voters approved Proposition 117, which gave special status to mountain lions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1986
I attended the Fish and Game Commission hearing on the mountain lion in San Diego on April 8. There are no words that can describe my feelings as I sat there listening to people testify for and against the hunting of the mountain lion. What super power gave us the right to decide the fate of another species? What would people say if we were deciding the fate of another race of humans? The issue of the mountain lion will be decided by a biased pro-hunting Fish and Game Commission, the members of which were appointed by pro-hunter Gov. George Deukmejian.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1987
The decision by the members of the Fish and Game Commission to allow "sport" hunting of the mountain lion in California is one that represents neither the best interests or the feelings of the majority of the citizens of our state. If public safety had been the concern of the commissioners, then they might have voted to allow the hunting of mountain lions in Southern California where the two recent attacks on children took place rather than in Northern California. Instead, the commissioners voted to allow the hunt only in Northern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1986 | JOHN SPANO and MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writers
The search continued Monday in an Orange County wilderness park for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old Huntington Beach boy, and a leading state wildlife official said it may be time to allow the killing of some cougars in the southern portion of the county. Such "preventative hunts" of mountain lions previously have been authorized only to protect livestock. And since the sport hunting of cougars was banned in 1971, the animals have proliferated throughout the state.
OPINION
February 12, 2003
Re "Agents in Poaching Sting Describe Hunt," Feb. 10: Someone's going to have to define "sport" for me. I'm at a total loss to understand when grown men find it sporting to have dogs tree a bear, then kill it with a gun. Maybe one day when I look up "sport" hunting, my dictionary will say "see animal cruelty." Nora Barsuk Glendale
NEWS
April 1, 2000 | From Associated Press
Collin C. Peterson, a pro-hunting, pro-trapping Democratic congressman from rural Minnesota, may seem a strange ally for the Humane Society of the United States, but the two have joined forces against one target: cockfighting. "I don't think anyone would label me an animal rights person," said Peterson, co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen Caucus. "I have a zero record from PETA [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] and these groups.
NEWS
March 14, 1996 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Conservationist-supported legislation that would explicitly ban the killing of mountain lions for sport was derailed Wednesday in the state Senate until after voters decide the fate of Proposition 197 on March 26. In postponing action, members of the state Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee temporarily avoided entangling themselves in the politically charged ballot issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1996
Proposition 197, although billed as a tool to manage the state's mountain lion population, would open the door to sport killing of the animal, giving hunters a chance to nail a cougar skin to the wall. Passage would be a mistake. A no vote is warranted. Six years ago, California voters approved Proposition 117, which gave special status to mountain lions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1995
Re "Wilson Seeks to Lift Cougar Protections," Oct. 13: The effort to repeal voter-approved Proposition 117 is a transparent attempt to institute the trophy hunting of cougars in California. As a result of the Legislature's buckling to the wishes of the National Rifle Assn. and other trophy hunting organizations, California citizens will have to vote again on the trophy hunting issue--packaged in a cleverly worded referendum with trophy hunting masquerading as management. Currently, Proposition 117 provides the California Department of Fish and Game with discretion to kill any cougar that may pose a threat to public health or safety.
NEWS
July 12, 1995 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Grappling with the increasingly familiar California conflict of people and wildlife, an Assembly committee Tuesday approved a bill that seeks to strip away legal protections for predatory, often brazen, and in two instances lethal, populations of mountain lions. The most contentious feature of the measure would allow--pending a vote of the people and approval by state fish and game officials--the resumption of sport hunting of the big cats as a means of thinning their numbers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1987
When all else fails, ask for further study. That is the approach being taken now by the Sacramento-based Mountain Lion Preservation Foundation to the proposed resumption, after a 15-year moratorium, of the sport hunting of cougars in California. More study often is a cop-out, but it is justified in this instance. Existing data on the number of lions in the state--and their chances of surviving as a species, with or without hunting--are conflicting and incomplete.
NEWS
June 2, 1995 | From Associated Press
A bill that could lead to the renewed sport hunting of mountain lions passed the state Senate on Thursday after supporters claimed the big cats were threatening public safety. "This legislation tries to restore some common sense to a serious public safety situation," Sen. Tim Leslie (R-Carnelian Bay) said before the Senate voted 26 to 9 to send his proposal to the Assembly.
NEWS
September 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
A federal judge Friday temporarily barred the government from allowing sport hunting of grizzly bears in northwestern Montana. U.S. District Judge Michael Boudin's ruling came days before Tuesday's scheduled start of the fall hunting season for the bears, which are designated a threatened species. Ruling in a case brought by the Fund for Animals, Boudin said the U.S.
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