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Paul Beier
Wildlife ecologist at Northern Arizona University.

It’s okay if mountain lions eat people.

“But now we know that if we’re going to have [mountain lions] around, maybe they’re going to eat us every now and then. I’m comfortable with that, but a lot of people may not be.”

Source: “Quote of the Week,” Human Events, April 19, 1996, page 1.
Hardcopy: Copy of the “Quote of the Week.”
Where: In comments to the New York Times about the California ballot proposition (it failed) that would have lifted strict protections for the state's mountain lions.
Contributor: AIM.

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