Conservation groups, aiming to end California’s dwindling fur trade, filed a lawsuit Wednesday that would force state wildlife authorities to raise license fees to levels required by law to cover the full costs of regulating the trapping, killing and skinning of wild animals.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Project Coyote sued the California Fish and Game Commission and Department of Fish and Wildlife today for improperly managing and illegally subsidizing the state’s commercial trapping program.
Several organizations are joining to sue a government agency that kills millions of animals each year.
It seems like everyone has a strong opinion about coyotes. Some people love them as a symbol of the wild deserts, yet others can’t stand them. What are the facts about these animals?
Although humans have tried everything from poisons and gases to helicopters and engineered epidemics to kill coyotes, the predator has thrived in the United States.