Slower Pussycat, Don't Kill! … Don't Kill!
Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep have been awarded emergency protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, a move that could lead to the shooting of mountain lions that prey on the sheep. About 100 adult bighorns remain in California’s High Sierra wilderness. California voters in 1990 approved a ballot measure banning the sport hunting of mountain lions, but the federal listing overrides the state measure and would allow the shooting of “problem” cats.
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