Oregon Cougar Action Team

P.O. Box 2682

Corvallis, OR  97339

OreCat@yahoo.com

EIN:  26-2492196

 

 

 

Graduating in 2018 with an OSU Graduate Masters Certificate in Sustainable Natural Resources, Allyson Miller, director of Oregon Cougar Action Team is also a recipient of scholarships for continuting in OSU's 45 credit hour Masters of Natural Resources. Her research encompasses the social, economic, and ecological economic valuations apex predators have to offer human well-being. Her studies include the ecological and environmental psychological similarities between them and the species humans. 

 

While using wildlife population models to help determine Oregon’s true cougar population numbers rather than the political mandated number of 6000, she happen to discover that the State’s cougar target kill zones are nearly identical to irrupted numbers of reported Lyme disease cases in humans.

 

Furthering her study under Gay Bradshaw, a famous groundbreaking psychologist/ecologist/neurological expert in human and wildlife related neurological studies; Allyson learned that it is not just humans who acquire PTSD from a troubled world. Our hunting policies, land-use laws, and human perspectives of entitlement and dominion have created a war zone for wildlife who respond the same to these stressors as do humans. The minds of both wildlife and human youth develop in the same neurological pathway. They perceive love, compassion or danger in the same manner; and carry the same benefits or detriments of this exposure the whole of their lives. As we transgress more into their lives and wilderness; we destroy not only their well-being and social structures but also human well-being and social/economic structures.  

 



 

 ODFW Cougar Target Zones in red for 2016 through 2019.

 

Lyme disease reports per county in Oregon.  https://www.tickcheck.com/stats/state/oregon/lyme 

 

Oregonians spend over $800,000 in taxpayer and federal grants to protect over 2 million cattle from 112 wolves. Because ODFW has a "political population" of 6000 cougars (impossible, do the math, landmass, and biology of the lion), they also benefit from grants and taxpayer dollars to manage cougar. Due to conservation and political "branding," the budget for wolves is transparent, but not so cougar. It costs over $800,000 to manage 112 wolves, how much does it cost to manage 6000 cougars?  For the benefit of "public safety," livestock industry, sports profit and killing for fun; ODFW kills hundreds of cougar and cougar kittens every year.

Companies that invest in stocks and bonds first evaluate their potential investment partners for financial steadfastness. By assessing balance sheets, they look for bankruptcies, fraud, embezzlement, and racketeering. If any of their financial assets suggest an inkling of such issues, potential investors will not invest with them.  After evaluating ODFW's lack of transparency and missing hallmarks of science that include Lyme disease issues and growing desertification concerns; OreCat recommends that taxpayers and other financial backers no longer support doing business with ODFW.

Ranchers and "hunters" have not been held accountable for their environment crimes against Oregonians. Maybe it is time to reduce both hunting and ranching in Oregon.  Don't eat beef and don't shop at stores that support Oregon's hunting industry. Demand your tax dollars are spent on repairing and sustaining ecological services including cougars and wolves, rather than killing them for private livestock protection and financial gains.





 

ODFW moral, ethical, and ecological management plans are nonexistent

 Nobody knows how many wolves or cougar are needed to sustain Oregon's ecologies.

No one is thinking about that.



 

The earth is changing, and due to nature’s innate elements, she is responding. 

 

The most efficient landscapes are collectively managed by the wolf, the cougar, and the bear; protective mechanisms, that during a time of climate change help retain resiliency of Oregon’s vast and diversified ecosystems. Apex predator guild relationships have evolved over millennia and are critical for the health of Oregon’s soil, water, plant and forest ecoservices.
 
Reliable science and decision-making processes are better tools when peer-reviewed by a diverse panel of scientific experts and support a transparent government and the inclusion of social, economic and ecological considerations and the higher ecological services of the apex predator guild.  These hallmarks of science appear missing from ODFW’s apex predator management plans.
 
America's cougar, are facing unprecedented species selection eradication TROPHY HUNTING programs across the Nation. These are not just killing programs. They are extinction programs selecting one apex predator the wolf over another, the cougar. Wildlife managers in Utah, Oregon, New Mexico and other States are implementing plans to increase the killing of America’s lions as a way to “protect” wolves and make room for game hunting and invasive cattle operations. 

 

 

 




P.O. Box 2682
corvallis, OR 97339

ph: 503-743-2318

 

 

 

 

 


P.O. Box 2682
corvallis, OR 97339

ph: 503-743-2318