Paws Up, Don’t Shoot

The response to the recent killing of domesticated animals by one of our resident male mountain lions (Puma concolor) in the exurban wonderland that is the Santa Monica Mountains has prompted a massive public outcry. ¬†Over the course of a few short hours one evening over the Thanksgiving Holiday, an adult male mountain lion killed¬†10 alpacas (Vicugna pacos) on the …