HSUS Offers Reward

The Humane Society of the United States seeks information about the person or persons responsible for killing two Canadian lynxes in Southwestern Colorado.

Posted: November 24, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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The HSUS offers a reward for information about the person who killed two Canada lynx. Photo credit: Clipart.com. Two threatened Canadian lynxes have been found dead in Colorado, and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will reward the person who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for killing the animals. The humane organization has added $2,500 to the existing $5,000 reward, hoping to bring someone forward with information.

The Canadian lynxes were found shot to death near Durango and Silverton, Colo., in early November. The animals, part of the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s reintroduction program, were found because their radio collars emitted a mortality signal.

“Someone has information about these deaths, and we urge them to come forward, not just for the sake of the two slain lynxes but for the protection of the entire species,” said Colin Berry, Colorado state program coordinator for HSUS. “Because of their threatened status, we cannot afford to lose even one of these magnificent creatures.”

Other groups contributing to the reward include the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Sinapu, Center for Native Ecosystems, San Juan Citizens Alliance, National Wildlife Federation, Wilderness Workshop, Colorado Wild, Southern Rockies Ecosystem Project and Defenders of Wildlife.

If you have any information about the killings of the Canadian lynxes in Colorado, contact the Colorado Division of Wildlife at (970) 375-6744 or call the Operation Game Thief hotline at (877) 265-6648.

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Kelly    Albany, NY

11/24/2006 2:50:29 PM

People who do that kind of stuff should be in jail for the rest of their lives. After all, animals depend on us for their survival.

Di    Staunton, VA

11/24/2006 7:49:02 AM

These killings are atrocious, and the perpetrators should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I have alerted friends and relatives who live in Colorado and hope that these culprits will soon be brought to justice. ANYONE with information, PLEASE provide it to the proper authorities.

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