Mountain Lion Cubs
Less than two months after state game wardens fatally shot two mountain lion cubs in Half Moon Bay, environmentalists, politicians and the public are pushing for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to develop new standards for handling cougars that come into contact with humans.
The California Department of Fish and Game said a pair of mountain lion cubs shot by wardens in the backyard of a Half Moon Bay home were about four months old and could not have survived in the wild.
Wildlife advocates criticized a decision by California wardens to shoot a pair of mountain lion cubs in the backyard of a home near downtown Half Moon Bay.
Two young mountain lions were shot and killed by game wardens in Half Moon Bay on Saturday afternoon, a California Department of Fish and Game spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.