Predator Advocate Says Killing Cougars Is Unnecessary, Harmfull

Mar 24, 2014

This month, a female cougar believed to be preying on livestock near Hendricks Park was trapped and killed by Oregon Fish & Wildlife. A second, juvenile male cougar was trapped and killed a few days later. A third young cat was captured by trail camera. Brooks Fahy is Director of Predator Defense, a national wildlife advocacy organization based out of Eugene.  He spoke with KLCC's Rachael McDonald.

A sign posted at Hendrick's Park in Eugene warns of the cougar recently seen in the area.
Credit Rachael McDonald

ODFW says the 3rd cougar seen in Hendrick's Park has not been photographed again. Friday, the agency took away a trap that had been set for it.