If you consider yourself to be an animal lover, you’ll likely be outraged over a planned cougar hunt in Oregon. According to multiple sources, hunters are searching for the cougar responsible for killing a woman who was hiking near Mount Hood, and they plan to kill each cougar they encounter until they find a DNA match.
Diana Bober had been hiking in the area and then she disappeared – on Tuesday, after two weeks of searching, her body was discovered on Hunchback trail near Mount Hood. Officials have determined that she died from a cougar attack and now the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to find, and kill, the cougar that took Bober’s life.
As reported by OPB, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Brian Wolfer has stated that the agency won’t be killing the wild animals “willy nilly” but they will continue hunting for cougars and testing the DNA until a match is found.
Hikers are encouraged to avoid the area where Bober’s body was found until the cougar has been located and destroyed.
Where do you stand? Should a wild animal be killed for behaving like a wild animal?
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