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.
Salinas >> Last year, animal protection and conservation organizations challenged Monterey County’s contract renewal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program, calling it “a notorious federal wildlife-killing program” and filing a lawsuit.
Camilla H. Fox, Founder and Executive Director of Project Coyote, will present the Collegiate Peaks Forum Series Lecture “Wild Things: Coexisting with North America’s Native Carnivores” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, at the Buena Vista Community Center, 715 E. Main St. The lecture is free to the public and refreshments will be served.
IN THIS ISSUE:
• Idaho Wolf-Baiting Action Alert
• Montebello Adopts Coyote Friendly Communities Program
• John Maguranis in Massachusetts
• KILLING GAMES Film Update
• Lawsuit Filed Against Killing Program
• Arcadia Halts Plan to Trap and Kill
• Petition to Ban the Use of M-44s
• Predator-Friendly Rancher Becky Weed
• Tribute to Hope Ryden
The latest depredations of San Francisco’s coyote population, having deprived a family of its beloved shih tzu, revived calls to rid the city of the predators. But barring unprecedented assistance from the Acme Corp., whose products have proved particularly dangerous to the species, there is little reason or hope for evicting the wily coyote from its urban dens.