Almanac

News - November 27, 2013

New law protects mountain lions

A celebration of a new law authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill that protects mountain lions is set for 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Mac Dutra Park in Half Moon Bay.

The law allows wardens from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife some flexibility in dealing with mountain lions found in areas populated by humans but that are not seen as a threat to human life. The shooting death of two cubs in Half Moon Bay in 2012 and another shooting in Redwood City in 2011 led to the legislation by Sen. Hill.

The law allows the DFW to contact wildlife groups and nonprofits for assistance, including in tranquilizing and capturing the animals.

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