California State officials gave a Malibu rancher a permit to kill the mountain lion which is suspected of killing ten alpacas, a goat and a sheep. Read more on the story here.
But some say that it's unfair to punish the puma and that the onus is on farmers to protect their livestock. Who should be held responsible?
AirTalk debates the issue.
Wendell Phillips, Malibu resident who has owned alpacas killed by a mountain lion; lawyer by trade; operates a small-scale animal rescue program
Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California Director for the National Wildlife Federation