Stupid Law Gives A Bobcat A Shot To Be Euthanized
On the edge of the El Dorado County's El Dorado National Forest lived a bobcat that, apparently, has been caught by officials after being reported that a nearby resident had it's three house cats killed. Once help captive, rather than being relocated back into a different area of El Dorado National Forest, Janice Mackey, spokeswoman for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, says that she has ordered the cat to be euthanized due to a California law.
I am appalled that California has to have such a stupid law that would kill these beautiful creatures. Yes, it is a shame that the homeowner lost his pets but to kill wildlife in retribution is insane. It's wrong.
The bobcat was not rabid or infested with a disease. It was doing what it knows best; surviving. We as humans, if we choose to live in the outskirts of the natural habitat of wildlife, should expect to encounter wildlife on occasion. You simply need to be aware of the risks and take precaution to protect your pets. Don't let stay outside unless they are with you. It's that simple.
Are we now going to have free reign on hunting season to kill these wild cats? It will end up eradicating the species and all it's doing is surviving.
I'm getting tired of all these stupid laws in the United States that are endangering wildlife. El Dorado County is not the county I live in but you can count on me heading to a public board meeting with the state of California to eradicate this law.
Leave wildlife alone! Relocate them; not euthanize.