Visalia, CA - 13 Feb 2005: Mountain Lion Hunting Season Proposed

Bill Maze, the Republican state assemblyman for the Visalia, CA area, has proposed lifting the 32-year-old statewide ban on hunting felis concolor. He cites public safety as the reason to reopen a limited season. Animal rights activists reacted with outrage to Maze’s proposal, pointing out that the state's voters have rejected similar proposals twice in the recent past. (San Francisco) link.