A win for mountain lions

A beautiful tan brown mountain lion caught mid-pace, on snow covered slopes within a forest.

A win for mountain lions in British Columbia, Canada!

On July 1, 2020, the pursuit-only season for mountain lions was banned.

Up until July 1st, 2020, when hunters reached their limit on mountain lions, they were still permitted to let their dogs chase mountain lions. The justification of this cruel practice was that this allowed hunters to train and exercise their dogs. This caused unnecessary stress and kitten loss. BC was the only province in Canada that still allowed a pursuit-only season. No more.

Thank you to Echo Conservation Society (formerly Wildlife Defence League) for education and inspiring action on this and a thank you to everyone who participated in the comment period.

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