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Monday, December 22, 2008

HB 1004 on Mountain Lions: Shoot 'Em and Stuff 'Em!

The Game Fish and Parks Agency Review Committee gets the early bird prize: they have filed the first five House bills for the 2009 session of the South Dakota Legislature. One measure sure to warm the cockles of PP's anti-feline heart: HB 1004, a measure to provide for the killing and dispostion of mountain lions. HB 1004 says if a mountain lion threatens you, any other person, or your livestock or pets, you can shoot it, no questions asked. You can also then keep the dead cat, stuff and mount it over your fireplace. No selling, trading, or bartering lion parts, though!

1 comment:

  1. I suspect that if a mountain lion were to threaten a person, the first clue would be claws in the neck. I wonder if the Dakota Animals' Code of Ethics (DACE) has a provision wherein a lion may stuff and mount me? I would be honored ...


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