“If they don’t help us, we will kill more jaguars”
The peasants of Mangos Calenturas, in Amalfi (Antioquia) were sick and tired of the jaguar that had been roaming around, killing their animals and threatening residents’ lives, so they took matters into their own hands and hunted down the animal, killing it last Tuesday night.
Residents said the jaguar had eaten dogs, chickens, horses and cows; they also feared for the safety of their children as several walk to school every day.
The community claims Corantoquia, the pertinent environmental authority, was notified and didn’t respond; but the institute said it was unaware of the situation until after the animal had already been hunted. Apparently the female jaguar and her cub are still on the loose and residents say they have no problem killing them as well in an effort to protect their animals and their people.