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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Are all species equal? Humans and cougars in southern California Mountain lion = cougar, puma, panther ( Puma concolor ) Typical attack: weak/threatened animal Fike incident (1995): Simply weird Growing incidents of human-cougar conflicts http://www.hickerphoto.com/data/media/40/cougar_pictures_sc63.jpg Advocates of cougar hunting Defenders of cougars What happens when multiple species come into conflict? How humans perceive (certain) other species? And how we perceive (certain) humans? Hunting (non-human) predators in the U.S. West Contextualizing recent human-cougar encounters Euro-American settlement 50 95% decline http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/virtual/bison/images/history/catlin_feat.jpg http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/events/bancroftiana/122/images/donors1.jpg http://www.texasbison.org/bisonpix/bones.jpg Why? Defense of (certain) lives and livelihoods Growing human population Subsistence, trade, industrial capitalism Industrialization Hunting Fashion http://www.historicphotography.com/WOMEN%20HATS%20BIRD%20copy.jpg...
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course B&SOC 206 at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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