Wyoming residents are deeply upset by reports that the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish has had a mother cougar caged since January 23, while her two 6-month-old kittens struggle to survive without her in Cache Creek Canyon near Jackson. Agency officials reportedly plan to relocate the family further away from human populations once the kittens are caught, but meanwhile, these animals cannot fend for themselves and are at great risk! And relocation would endanger this family since it is difficult for relocated wildlife to find adequate sources of food, water, and shelter and since foreign parasites, diseases (to which they lack an immunity), and territorial maulings are always a threat. 

Please urge Wyoming officials to release the mother cougar so that she can tend to her young. Once the kittens are grown, the family will disperse naturally. 

Send polite comments to:

Tim Fuchs
Wildlife Supervisor
Jackson Regional Office
Wyoming Department of Game and Fish
307-733-2321
tim.fuchs@wyo.gov

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Article source: PETA Action Alerts

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