Letter: Shooter of mountain lion shouldn't face chargesI read with awe and dismay the article about the individual that is being charged by Jackson County’s attorney for shooting a mountain lion by his place last fall.
By: Mike Handzus, Lakefield, Worthington Daily Globe
I read with awe and dismay the article about the individual that is being charged by Jackson County’s attorney for shooting a mountain lion by his place last fall.
Who is the county attorney representing? Obviously it is not the residents of Jackson County, but the Minnesota DNR. And, if that isn’t bad enough, the DNR has the audacity to file a request with Jackson County District Court that he pay the full $1,000 fine to the state!
Talk about an invasive species — that would have to be the Minnesota DNR. What would have happened if that mountain lion would have killed a small child. Would the DNR be as quick to assume the liability for that, since it claims to own all wildlife?
As I am writing this letter (Feb. 8), there was a story on the radio about a 6-year-old child that was grabbed by the head outside a restaurant out west by a mountain lion. The only thing that saved him was that his father had a pocket knife and stabbed it, which made the lion let go.
This better be a wake-up call for all citizens. Your individual rights are under attack. Contact your county and state officials until this issue is resolved and the laws changed.