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Cecil 2 Trophy Hunting America’s Lion

Cecil 2 Trophy Hunting America’s Lion

Top 5 deadliest states for mountain lions: Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah and Arizona Data show largest numbers of mountain lions killed in the deadliest states, while mountain lions in other states face tremendous pressure Executive summary The killing of Cecil, the magnificent black-maned African lion who was lured out of a national park in Zimbabwe only to be shot with an arrow by a Minnesota dentist, started an international firestorm about the ethics of trophy hunting internationally and in our own backyard.i The trophy hunting of America’s own lion, the mountain lion (Puma concolor) – also referred to as the cougar, puma or panther, ii is a commonplace practice in the regions where the animal lives in North and South America. From original data collected by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for each of the U.S. mountain lion-hunting states, the states with the highest number of animals killed are Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah and Arizona.
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