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  1. I have a few things to say. First of all, no matter what Conservation says, Mountain Lions/Pumas ARE in MO. My family has seen them with their own eyes and I had a dog killed by one(Now, I must say that the dog was a puppy and probably annoyed it).

    Number two, if the animal in question has attacked a dog(Or insert another animal/person here) then there is reason to kill the animal. They attacked your livestock and you have reason to protect it. Now, I won’t say that people DO provoke the animal or mislead the animals but you,ultimately, have to protect you and yours.

    Just a little piece of my mind I guess, take it or leave it 🙂

    • Thanks for your little piece of mind. I agree that you have to protect and there are no doubt times when a person has to shoot a puma. But, and this is a big but, there is a tendency, in my mind, for people to shoot them to often and without good cause. This is probably linked to the widespread ownership of guns in the USA (over 300 million guns, apparently). This widespread ownership of guns has developed a culture of using them. Whereas in places where guns are less prevalent pumas would be more likely to survive because people would find alternatives ways to deal with them.

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