Wildlife advocates are criticizing a decision by California wardens to shoot a pair of mountain cubs in the backyard of a home near downtown Half Moon Bay.
Easy to armchair quarterback this and personally I'd default to trusting the wardens judgement, on what was probably a tough call for them too. Obviously, juvenile lions are a real danger to the neighbors, kids, and domestic animals. I've read that young lions are the natural prey of adult males in their territory, and depending on their condition, and all other factors, it could have been a kindness to put them down.
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