Letters to the Editor

Letter: Science backs protecting lions

Published 11/07/17 in azdailysun.com by Kim Crumbo

Mountain lions are hunted, not for food, but for trophy, that is either for fun or to display of body parts as a rug or wall ornament. Recent research demonstrates that twenty-four percent of Arizona’s population enjoys wildlife watching. Only three percent hunt.

Letter: Ban big cat trophy hunting in Arizona

Published 10/23/17 in tucson.com by Bettina Hansen

I learned that there’s an effort to ban wild cat trophy hunting and trapping on the Nov. 2018 ballot — and it’s not just to protect mountain lions. If this passes, bobcats will also be spared from cruel and painful traps, and protections for jaguars, ocelots and lynx will become codified.

Letter: Protect our wild cats!

Published 10/23/17 in tucson.com by Kim Flaherty

As Gucci and other major brands go fur-free, it is becoming more apparent that fur — and the cruelty to animals it causes — has no place in modern fashion. Yet every year, thousands of Arizona’s bobcats struggle to free themselves from steel jawed leghold traps, body-gripping traps, and snares on private land, and from cage traps on public land.