Police recently killed a mountain lion that somehow wandered into downtown Santa Monica, after attempts to immobilize it were unsuccessful, and predictably there was a segment of the population that was absolutely outraged, and staged protests. Now, the odds seem pretty high that a scared and cornered mountain lion in a busy urban area would attack and possibly kill someone, but that seemed of little importance to the protesters.
Surely, we've all killed our fair share of mosquitoes in the Sierra, and yet we are the ones visiting their "home." I'm not aware of PETA staging any protests for that, luckily. Personally, I wouldn't kill a rattlesnake, mainly because I wouldn't know how to do that without placing myself in danger. And if one were menacing me, I think it would make a lot more sense just to run.
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