Wildlife officials killed bobcat kitten who wandered into school

A bobcat kitten, who wandered into a private school in Eugene, Oregon, was killed last week by wildlife officials. 

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Wildlife officials killed a bobcat kitten

As reported by KOIN News, the young bobcat wandered into Oak Hill School last week, and Oregon Fish and Wildlife officials decided to kill it, citing “abnormal behavior” as the reason for the lethal decision.

In a release, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) explained:

Bobcats are usually not considered a human safety threat due to their small size. However, this bobcat’s abnormal behavior led wildlife biologists to consider it a public nuisance and potential human safety threat were it to claw or bite someone.

The young bobcat was bludgeoned to death, sparking outrage among animal lovers. Kelly Peterson, Oregon senior state director of the Humane Society of the United States, commented on the kitten’s death, “There is no excuse for such an inhumane action when, as we’ve seen with the second bobcat who was found at the same school and released unharmed earlier this week, the first kitten could have easily received that same treatment.”

The other kitten found at near the same school is believed to be a sibling to the bobcat which was killed by blunt force trauma to the head. This kitten did not make it inside of the school building and was released after being examined. ODFW stated:

 

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