Politics and the media!

It is hard to imagine that the surge in publicity about mountain lion sightings in new Mexico is not tied to the upcoming Commission deliberation about expanding the possibilities for killing these elusive creatures. America used to represent freedom but the manner in which our minds are being indoctrinated by corporately owned media outlets is an indication that our freedoms to think independently are being manipulated. Yes, mountain lions exist among us, yes, there is risk if we allow ourselves, our families, our pets or livestock to be unprotected and to look like ‘food’-these risks are manageable in the same way seat belts help us in our vehicles. There are no guarantees but we can do everything we can to prevent conflict. Removing mountain lions by liberalizing opportunities for slaughter is not prevention, it is a false sense of security. Unsubstantiated¬†information and scare tactics are more reminiscent of the age of McCarthyism than of the sophisticated analysis of mountain lion behavior that biologists offer us today. No, there is NOT a cougar under the bed in the same way that there was never ‘a red under every bed’. This is brazen political whitewashing……

http://krqe.com/2015/06/01/cougar-sightings-spike-caught-on-camera/