FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 5, 2016
LOS ANGELES, Calif.- Project Coyote, a national non-profit organization, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for a sniper shooting of a coyote, in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. As reported in the Los Angeles Times, the gunman shot the coyote on a residential street in what the Times called an act of “coyotecide.”
“The shooting of this coyote in a residential Los Angeles neighborhood is not only illegal, but also an act of animal cruelty putting people and other animals in danger,” said Camilla Fox, Founder and Executive Director of Project Coyote. “Such reckless and dangerous behavior should not be tolerated,” said Fox.
The Los Angeles department’s Animal Cruelty Task Force is looking into the shooting. The Department of Animal Services is also investigating. Project Coyote is urging anyone who may know anything about this cruel and inhumane sniper killing to please call LAPD Animal Cruelty Task Force at (213) 486-0450.
“We hope that anyone with information will come forth so this killer can be convicted,” said Randi Feilich, Southern California Representative for Project Coyote.
Feilich testified last week before the Los Angeles City Animal Welfare Committee Meeting in support of a proposed non-lethal coyote management plan that emphasize co-existence and education, which is currently being considered for adoption by the committee.
Project Coyote is a national non-profit organization, which promotes compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science and advocacy.