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Cougar Documentary Screened Tonight in Bend

BEND, OR -- The recent shooting of a cougar that wandered onto Pilot Butte got mixed reactions in the community- Some supported the action, others didn't. A wildlife activist and filmmaker will show his documentary "Exposed: USDA's Secret War On Wildife" at the downtown Bend library tonight. 

 

Brooks Fahy was invited to Bend by City Councilor Barb Campbell.  Fahy feels like the recent case in Bend, too many of these wild cats are being killed out of fear, not for  he public's safety. "In this situation nothing needed to be done.  Just use calm reason.  The animal didn't needed to be killed; it didn't even need to be tranquilized. In 2003 there was a similar incident on Pilot Butte, and they put up a sign and warned people and the cougar wandered off. It could have been handled the same way with no incident whatsoever," he told KBND News.
 
The documentary begins at 6 p.m.  Following the screening, the filmmaker and Councilor Campbell will discuss how to handle cougars that wander into urban spaces.

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