Opinion: Bobcats under increased threat

Julia J. Di Sieno

May 1, 2011 10:02 AM

Dear Sen. Tony Strickland: Please, we need your help immediately. Bobcat fur coats have become a hot item among the fashion conscious in Russia, China, Italy and Greece, leading to a big jump in prices and exports for the soft, spotted pelts. [...]

District attorney’s office reviewing owl killings

SCOTT STEEPLETON, NEWS-PRESS CITY EDITOR

April 23, 2011 7:58 AM

The Santa Barbara County district attorney’s office has received a report from state Fish and Game on the case of two 17-year-olds accused of killing four young barn owls that nested in hay bales the boys were delivering to a Lompoc animal [...]

Editorials : Our Opinion: Mercy killing? We are outraged

April 17, 2011 11:42 AM So now we are supposed to look upon these two killers as victims because they haven’t slept in a week and have been criticized for killing four defenseless baby owls? Only a moron would expect any sane person to believe that crap. Hunter Jacobsen, one of the 17-year-old killers and [...]

Mercy killing claimed in case of baby owls : Stepmom says ‘boys did not torture them’

DAVE MASON, NEWS-PRESS STAFF WRITER

April 14, 2011 5:33 AM

The stepmother of one of the 17-year-old boys accused of taking the lives of baby owls in Lompoc last week said Wednesday it was a mercy killing — a contention disputed by a neighbor who witnessed the incident.

In an interview with the News-Press, [...]