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Colorado Mountain Lions Get Reprieve from a Controversial, Deadly Study

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has just announced it will not move forward for this year with its proposed plan to kill up to 50 percent of all mountain lions along the Arkansas River Valley. The agency had attempted to rush the hearing process and exclude the public by holding hearings in remote areas of the state while failing to give the public adequate notice.

Aubyn Royall, Colorado state director for The Humane Society of the United States, said: “Good governance requires sufficient opportunity for all stakeholders to voice their concerns. We are very pleased that some of Colorado’s mountain lions are safe for now, and we plan to remain very vigilant moving forward. This controversial study goes against the best available science.”

Media Contact: Chloe Detrick, cdetrick@humanesociety.org, 202-658-9091

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