After being captured a few days ago, a young, underfed Lynx was killed by swiss authorities. The orphaned Lynx was from a litter born last spring and was fed by local citizens in a residential area, to which the Lynx regularly returned. The authorities were afraid that this feeding of the Lynx would have eventually led to a risk for humans.
The authorities claimed that it had no wild animal shelter where they could have fed and rewilded the Lynx.
On September 25th another Lynx was found shot dead in Schwellbrunn in the canton of Aargau. The Lynx just like the wolf are a protected species in Switzerland and the EU.