It seems to be but a matter of waiting for wild, stray cougars to threaten or attack human inhabitants before the latter act – which is typically to kill the wild cats.
Of course the very inconvenienced humans in Walnut Grove may bother themselves with making it a solid habit to dose the cougars with as much potent tranquilizer necessary to encase and relocate them all, alive and well. But it appears that humanity’s superior-minded nature allows its collective conscience to simply “cull” such cougars for reacting in their natural, predatory manner.
How can humanity justify snuffing out wild animals that stray into human-occupied communities when humans were the ones who came along and procured the animals from their formerly wild territory to make way for our own homes and infrastructure?
Frank G. Sterle, Jr.