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Advocates upset by legal killing of SD lion kittens

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RAPID CITY (AP) — A national mountain lion protection organization is outraged that South Dakota hunters shot three young lions last week and had their kills deemed legal by the state.

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The killing of the 3-month-old, 4-month-old and 5-month-old lions "was an inappropriate harvest," said Penny Maldonado, managing director of the Wyoming-based Cougar Fund nonprofit.

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