Latest incident a wake-up call for threatened species


In the American history book, run-ins between man and nature occupy many an ugly chapter. The country’s westward expansion saw the elimination of vast buffalo herds. Other animal species have been threatened by the nonstop growth of cities and towns.
Our love for wild animals, yet constant encroachment upon their turf, is a theme repeated today with regards to mountain lions and their threatened existence in the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills.
“Tragic” is the word used by officials to des...

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