US Fish and Wildlife Service to authorize more jaguar captures

Macho B in snare before his death

The US Fish and Wildlife Service says that it intends to allow the Arizona Game and Fish Department to again capture jaguars (see letter), despite the agency’s gross negligence and related criminal activity in the death of the Arizona jaguar known as Macho B in 2009.  The draft permit would not prevent another Macho B tragedy and would allow using snares (like the one in the photo) in an area where jaguars may occur.

We responded immediately, pointing out these problems and the absurdity of issuing a research permit to capture jaguars to a state wildlife agency with such a dismal record.

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3 Responses to “US Fish and Wildlife Service to authorize more jaguar captures”

  1. Jan Zinkl Says:

    A loud growl of disapproval. If captures are going to be allowed, the procedure needs to be changed. Jags are not cougars. GRRRRR

  2. Angela Says:

    WTF? That is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard.

  3. Mary Says:

    Those idiots I blame them for the poor animals

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