Sen. Hill introduces bill to protect mountain lions
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- State Senator Jerry Hill has unveiled a bill to change how officials respond to mountain lion sightings in urban areas.
The move follows a public outcry in December when game wardens shot and killed two cubs on the porch of a Half Moon Bay home. A necropsy showed they weighed only 13 or 14 pounds.
Hill's plan would require game wardens to use non-lethal methods unless there is a dire threat to public safety. It would also allow state Fish and Wildlife Department officials to work with wildlife groups to capture the animals.
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