FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Rob Edward, Sinapu, 303.918.8073
Colin A. Barry, Humane Society of the United States, 303.678.9002
Bob Thompson, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 303.291.7342
NO THANKSGIVING DAY PARDON FOR LYNX POACHERS
Conservation Groups Up Reward For Arrest To $7,500
Denver, CO − Redoubling the effort to bring about the arrest of those responsible for killing two reintroduced Canada lynx in south western Colorado, the Humane Society of the United States committed $2,500 to the existing reward fund. With that commitment, the total reward for information leading to the arrest of the poachers now stands at $7,500. Information can be given anonymously through the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s Operation Game Thief program.
Colin Barry, Colorado State Program Coordinator for the Humane Society of the United States said, “Someone has information about these deaths, and we urge them to come forward, not just for the sake of the two slain lynx, but for the protection of the entire species.” “Now that lynx have been reintroduced, Coloradans are offered a rare second chance by once again being entrusted with their protection. Sadly though, these recent deaths tell us that poachers want to take that opportunity away from us all.”
“While the President prepares to pardon a turkey for Thanksgiving this year, we hope this generous addition to the reward fund leads to the arrest of the turkeys who killed these lynx,” said Rob Edward, director of carnivore restoration for Sinapu. “Somebody has the goods on these killers, and they would get quite a holiday bonus for providing the information to break the case.”
Tips on the lynx killings can be made anonymously through the Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-877-265-6648.
For further information on the recent lynx killings, please visit the Colorado Division of Wildlife website.