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Should mountain lion P-45 be killed?

FILE - This Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, released by the National Park Service, taken from a remote camera in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area near the Los Angeles and Ventura county line, shows a female mountain lion identified as P-33. She is one of several mountain lions observed in and near urbanized areas in greater Los Angeles. A study released Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 says it's feasible to build a wildlife corridor so mountain lions can cross a Southern California freeway safely and find new homes. The mountains are ringed by dense urban areas, making roaming difficult for animals. At least a dozen have been killed by traffic in the area since 2002.(National Park Service via AP, File)
National Park Service via AP
This Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, released by the National Park Service, taken from a remote camera in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area near the Los Angeles and Ventura county line, shows a female mountain lion identified as P-33.

California State officials gave a Malibu rancher a permit to kill the mountain lion which is suspected of killing ten alpacas, a goat and a sheep.

California State officials gave a Malibu rancher a permit to kill the mountain lion which is suspected of killing ten alpacas, a goat and a sheep. Read more on the story here

But some say that it's unfair to punish the puma and that the onus is on farmers to protect their livestock. Who should be held responsible? 

AirTalk debates the issue. 

Guests: 

Wendell Phillips, Malibu resident who has owned alpacas killed by a mountain lion; lawyer by trade; operates a small-scale animal rescue program

Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California Director for the National Wildlife Federation

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